NoMachine Silent Install (How-To Guide)

NoMachine is a proprietary software application for remote access, desktop sharing, virtual desktop and file transfer between computers. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of NoMachine from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install NoMachine Silently

NoMachine Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the nomachine_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: nomachine_w.x.y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:NoMachine
Vendor:NoMachine S.a.r.l.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:nomachine_w.x.y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\NoMachine\var\uninstall\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

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 NoMachine Installation Log File

The NoMachine 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.

NoMachine Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

nomachine_w.x.y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\NoMachine-Install.log"

Change the NoMachine Default Installation Directory

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

nomachine_w.x.y_z.exe /DIR="C:\NoMachine" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The NoMachine installer creates 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.

NoMachine Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

nomachine_w.x.y_z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall NoMachine Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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

NoMachine Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramData%\NoMachine\var\uninstall\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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