Nextcloud Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Nextcloud is an on-premises file share and collaboration platform. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Nextcloud from the command line using both the MSI & EXE installers.

How to Install Nextcloud Silently

Nextcloud 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/releases/Windows/
  2. Select the x86 MSI Installer of your choice
  3. Download the Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  7. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the Nextcloud Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Nextcloud
Vendor:Nextcloud GmbH
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/releases/Windows/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/nextcloud-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Nextcloud 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/releases/Windows/
  2. Select the x64 MSI Installer of your choice
  3. Download the Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Nextcloud
Vendor:Nextcloud GmbH
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/releases/Windows/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/nextcloud-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Nextcloud Silent Install (EXE) – Versions 3.1.3 and Older

  1. Navigate to: https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/releases/Windows/
  2. Select the EXE Installer of your choice
  3. Download the Nextcloud-x.y.z-setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: Nextcloud-x.y.z-setup.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Nextcloud
Vendor:Nextcloud GmbH
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Nextcloud-x.y.z-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Nextcloud\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/releases/Windows/

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


Additional Configurations

Create a Nextcloud Installation Log File

The Nextcloud MSI installers offer 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.

Nextcloud 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Nextcloud32-Install.log"

Nextcloud 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Nextcloud64-Install.log"

Change the Nextcloud Default Installation Directory

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

Nextcloud 32-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\Nextcloud\" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Nextcloud 64-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\Nextcloud\" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Nextcloud (EXE)

Nextcloud-x.y.z-setup.exe /S /D=C:\Nextcloud

Exclude the Nextcloud Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Nextcloud MSI installers create a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Nextcloud 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi NO_DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Nextcloud 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi NO_DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Exclude the Nextcloud Windows Explorer Shell Extensions

Nextcloud 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Shell Extensions

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi NO_SHELL_EXTENSIONS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Nextcloud 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Shell Extensions

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi NO_SHELL_EXTENSIONS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Disable Nextcloud Automatic Updates

Nextcloud 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x86.msi SKIPAUTOUPDATE=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Nextcloud 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i Nextcloud-x.y.z-x64.msi SKIPAUTOUPDATE=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

How to Uninstall Nextcloud Silently

Check out the Nextcloud Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionNextcloud Silent Uninstall String (MSI)
3.5.4 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {6EE413EC-B96E-4173-BFAD-A61EF21845B8} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.4 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {9DF2B913-F67F-456C-8635-F0F567AD6AB3} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.3 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {7661ACF6-B040-40F3-87AA-DA595C54DCF2} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.3 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {6AD36D53-67C5-4793-A3E2-28CE4D7734E5} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.2 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {BD68EEFF-8353-4D3E-BAAF-4C6E6C4B2956} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.2 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {07FC8573-559E-450F-8659-F770F50125DB} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.1 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {2D4CE316-2F38-4B07-B4F5-E2889D796662} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.1 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {AC782078-7F62-44E6-99C6-6AF09EB0C2B6} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.0 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {B619A861-B2AD-47B0-A9B6-3512D84175AA} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.0 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {4FC659E5-0AC1-4D3C-9024-AF5CF96F5DC1} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.4 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {4E64FB61-E87C-4FE7-9FBB-BF8F5425C305} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.4 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {9BD3E5E5-D9C0-423E-87E7-FCB6FE082121} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.3 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {DEC4CB74-D466-483F-B8BE-CBA7832D5A23} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.3 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {2F8EDE5C-B36F-4F09-974B-82DE33DA01AF} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.2 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {9B8D924A-762F-4488-9BF1-B51203BC08D1} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.2 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {4B7D3279-626A-4FBF-B593-35ABD4FC6A1E} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.1 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {8BEEE82C-0B4B-4578-8C28-022789516771} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.1 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {27596A6F-750F-4996-A5C2-A980522ED1C4} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.6 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {A6D99040-2CCD-4DFF-8778-47AC8EEB52B6} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.6 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {3A99002F-BABA-4378-BB20-44C94A159696} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.5 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {9D5502D4-D950-4B70-A2DA-8083B0E729AF} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.5 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {74BB4713-81B4-4A94-968A-9D64B970CBA4} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.4 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {80FA2A71-1F71-4E10-882B-4C67518D14BD} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.4 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {83FFDFF0-CE7B-4684-9A78-AD07972A17DC} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.3 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {80D1B99C-B219-4F2B-B90A-56B7BEED27BD} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.3 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {552D8312-4EBA-4718-A1EA-76BA338A6706} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.2 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {D287DE81-B738-4EA7-BBFA-8D89FC1CCD0C} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.2 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {ACF2B956-B9AF-454D-A3B9-D998F81C12B2} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.1 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {C5DD5014-C9D3-46A8-8507-4C3F0A424B34} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.1 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {4703A881-EDC1-4F7E-A498-02399CC3F9C8} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.0 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {A86E9DDA-8AFC-42BA-A2A5-1BDA9103FC0B} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.0 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {FD59BC11-469C-43DB-9184-4B751D42A3E9} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.4 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {79DDF3EF-4313-45B2-8CD8-D04704ABD01E} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.4 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {C92FFADD-2AE7-4BAE-B3EB-6DA081E7425C} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.3 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {3DCB75AC-5EFF-468E-ACAF-068FCC3912D0} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.3 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {E4F354C3-4074-484E-9158-A74D9588652F} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.2 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {6AD6650D-0698-4FAD-B34C-76D0F75AF90B} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.2 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {F05BC2A8-FD9A-4F1C-ADEF-FD286AA6BBF4} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.1 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {F5769D36-5F0A-41E8-9F64-003B55D3D6BE} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.1 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {146F877C-1C9C-4EBD-8C21-F33AD396E388} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.0 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {29224D38-F053-47A7-B352-C0CB9FEA31C8} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.0 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {0CF81574-B8CB-4809-8498-B3E604EF6E96} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.3 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {0126EB72-EEEA-4518-9ADC-AABF69E2BBA4} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.3 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {47699519-0B92-477C-8A38-8914CE77D606} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.2 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {26C74AD8-8613-4E7C-8A15-A2753B7844EB} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.2 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {1E7020AA-37F5-44BB-8AE6-C25708358778} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.1 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {018CD665-B475-4FAE-B171-B6AE4CDAF543} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.1 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {1176067E-B188-4875-B48E-91C2C845B865} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.0 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {48627B99-6133-4DFC-B6F4-F73A8971192D} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.0 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {A3FBD1BD-5A7F-4305-8D58-95B6EC2737DE} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.3 (x86)MsiExec.exe /x {D0157B44-3282-468D-919E-9CFC0F475384} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.3 (x64)MsiExec.exe /x {A6D6AE6F-BDF5-490E-B099-2A58AB21578D} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Nextcloud Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Nextcloud\Uninstall.exe" /S

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.

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