Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Nikon Webcam Utility allows a Nikon camera be used as a webcam when connected to a computer via USB. The camera will function as a webcam when the Nikon Webcam Utility is selected as an external camera in a web conferencing app. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Nikon Webcam Utility from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install the Nikon Webcam Utility Silently

Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/sw/187.html
  2. Scroll to bottom of the page
  3. Accept the Agreement
  4. Select your region
  5. Click Download
  6. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  7. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  8. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  9. Enter the following command: S-NWU___-010001WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe /S /v/qn
  10. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Nikon Webcam Utility entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Nikon Webcam Utility
Vendor:Nikon Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:S-NWU___-010001WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:S-NWU___-010001WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/sw/187.html

Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/sw/187.html
  2. Scroll to bottom of the page
  3. Accept the Agreement
  4. Select your region
  5. Click Download
  6. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  7. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  8. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  9. Enter the following command to extract the MSI:
    • S-NWU___-010001WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads\Nikon" /v"/qn"
  10. Press Enter
  11. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999
  12. Click the Download button
  13. Select the vcredist_x86.exe and click Next
  14. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  15. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  16. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  17. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  18. Press Enter
  19. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999
  20. Click the Download button
  21. Select the vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  22. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  23. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  24. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  25. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /q /norestart
  26. Press Enter
  27. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
  28. Download the VC_redist.x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  29. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  30. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  31. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  32. Press Enter
  33. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  34. Download the VC_redist.x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  35. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  36. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  37. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  38. Press Enter
  39. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Nikon folder
  40. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i “Webcam Utility.msi” TRANSFORMS=1033.MST /qn
  41. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Nikon Webcam Utility entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Nikon Webcam Utility
Vendor:Nikon Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)vcredist_x64.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 4)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 5)MsiExec.exe /i "Webcam Utility.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.MST /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x "Webcam Utility.msi" /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa "Webcam Utility.msi" /qn
Download Link:https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/sw/187.html

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 an Installation Log File

The Nikon Webcam Utility installers offer 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.

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Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

S-NWU___-010001WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe /S /v"/qn /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\NikonWebcamUtility-Install.log"

Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "Webcam Utility.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.MST /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\NikonWebcamUtility-Install.log"

How to Uninstall the Nikon Webcam Utility Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Uninstall (EXE)

S-NWU___-010001WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe /S /x /v/qn

Nikon Webcam Utility Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x "Webcam Utility.msi" /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.

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