Nmap Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Nmap is a free and open-source network scanner. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Nmap from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Nmap Silently

Nmap 7.80 Silent Install (EXE)

Update: The Silent Install Command-Line Option Has Been Removed As Of Version 7.90

See https://nmap.org/changelog.html#7.90 for further details

  1. Navigate to: https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.80-setup.exe
  2. Download the nmap-7.80-setup.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: nmap-7.80-setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find entries for Nmap in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Nmap
Vendor:Nmap Project
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:nmap-7.80-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Nmap\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Nmap\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.80-setup.exe

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.

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How to Uninstall Nmap Silently

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

Nmap Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Nmap\uninstall.exe" /S
"%ProgramFiles%\Npcap\uninstall.exe" /S

Nmap Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Nmap\uninstall.exe" /S
"%ProgramFiles%\Npcap\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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