Morningstar Direct Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Morningstar Direct is a financial analysis platform designed for finance professionals to access investment data, portfolio analysis tools, research, and risk assessment capabilities. It assists users in making informed investment decisions and managing portfolios effectively. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Morningstar Direct from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Morningstar Direct Silently

Morningstar Direct Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the VC_redist.x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to:
  4. Select the x86 Standalone Installer
  5. Download the MicrosoftEdgeWebView2RuntimeInstallerX86.exe to “C:\Downloads”
  6. Navigate to:
  7. Download the direct.msi to “C:\Downloads”
  8. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  9. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads” folder
  10. Enter the following commands:
VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MicrosoftEdgeWebView2RuntimeInstallerX86.exe /silent /install
MsiExec.exe /i direct.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

After a few moments you should see the Morningstar Direct Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Morningstar Direct
Vendor:Morningstar Inc.
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i direct.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x direct.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa direct.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:Morningstar Direct Download
PowerShell Script:Morningstar Direct | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Morningstar Direct | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create a Morningstar Direct Installation Log File

The Morningstar Direct installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Morningstar Direct Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i direct.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\MorningstarDirect-Install.log"

Change the Morningstar Direct Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Morningstar Direct to “C:\Morningstar Direct”

MsiExec.exe /i direct.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\Morningstar Direct" ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

How to Uninstall Morningstar Direct Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Morningstar Direct Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Morningstar Direct Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Morningstar Direct Silent Uninstall (EXE)

MsiExec.exe /x direct.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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