.NET Reactor Silent Install (How-To Guide)

.NET Reactor is a powerful code protection and software licensing system for software written for the .NET Framework, and supports all languages that generate .NET assemblies. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of .NET Reactor from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install .NET Reactor Silently

.NET Reactor Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.eziriz.com/reactor_download.htm
  2. Download the dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find .NET Reactor entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:.NET Reactor
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Eziriz.NET Reactor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Eziriz.NET Reactor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.eziriz.com/reactor_download.htm
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/net-reactor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-net-reactor-powershell/

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 .NET Reactor Installation Log File

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

.NET Reactor Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\DotNetReactor-Install.log"

Change the .NET Reactor Default Installation Directory

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

dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /DIR="C:\.NET Reactor" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the .NET Reactor Desktop Shortcut During Install

The .NET Reactor installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

.NET Reactor Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Exclude the .NET Reactor Explorer Context Menu

dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS=program,!explorercontext,installsdk

Exclude the .NET Reactor License SDK & Examples

dotnet_reactor_setup_w_x_y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS=program,explorercontext,!installsdk

How to Uninstall .NET Reactor Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

.NET Reactor Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
.NET Reactor Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

.NET Reactor Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Eziriz.NET Reactor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

.NET Reactor Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Eziriz.NET Reactor\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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