NIS-Elements Viewer Silent Install (How-To Guide)


NIS-Elements Viewer is a free standalone program to view image files and datasets. It offers the same powerful view and image selection modes as the NIS-Elements core packages: Volume View with 3D Rendering, Tile View for Time, Z and Multipoint datasets, and Slice View for Z and Time datasets. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of NIS-Elements Viewer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install NIS-Elements Viewer Silently

NIS-Elements Viewer Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microscope.healthcare.nikon.com/products/software/nis-elements/viewer
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the NIS_Viewer_x.y.z_64bit.exe from the zip file using 7-Zip to 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 to record a response file:
    • NIS_Viewer_x.y.z_64bit.exe -r -f1".\setup.iss"
  7. Press Enter
  8. Click Next on the NIS-Elements Viewer – Installation Wizard window
  9. Choose Destination Location and Click Install
  10. Click Finish on the Installation Wizard Complete window
  11. You will now find the response file (setup.iss) in the C:\Downloads\ folder
  12. Uninstall NIS-Elements Viewer
  13. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  14. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\ folder
  15. Enter the following command: NIS_Viewer_x.y.z_64bit.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss"
  16. Press Enter

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

Software Title:NIS-Elements Viewer
Vendor:Laboratory Imaging s.r.o.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:NIS_Viewer_x.y.z_64bit.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss"
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\InstallShield Installation Information\{A1521295-C203-49F7-945F-EEAD9C7B72FF}\setup.exe" -uninst -removeonly -s -f1".\uninstall.iss"
Download Link:https://www.microscope.healthcare.nikon.com/products/software/nis-elements/viewer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/nis-elements-viewer-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-nis-elements-viewer-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 NIS-Elements Viewer Installation Log File

The NIS-Elements Viewer 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 log file with details about the installation.

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NIS-Elements Viewer Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

NIS_Viewer_x.y.z_64bit.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss" -f2"%WINDIR%\Temp\NIS-ElementsViewer-Install.log"

How to Uninstall NIS-Elements Viewer Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

NIS-Elements Viewer Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
NIS-Elements Viewer Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

NIS-Elements Viewer Silent Uninstall (EXE)

  • Install NIS-Elements Viewer
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\” folder
  • Enter the following commands to record a uninstall response file:
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\InstallShield Installation Information\{A1521295-C203-49F7-945F-EEAD9C7B72FF}\setup.exe" -uninst -removeonly -r -f1".\uninstall.iss"
  • Click Yes on the “Do you want to completely remove the selected application and all of its features?” pop-up
  • On the Uninstall Complete screen, Select “No, I will restart my computer later” and Click Finish
  • You will now find the response file (uninstall.iss) in the C:\Downloads\ folder
  • Reinstall NIS-Elements Viewer to test silent uninstall

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\” folder
  • Enter the following command:

NIS-Elements Viewer Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\InstallShield Installation Information\{A1521295-C203-49F7-945F-EEAD9C7B72FF}\setup.exe" -uninst -removeonly -s -f1".\uninstall.iss"

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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