ownCloud Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ownCloud is a suite of client–server software for creating and using file hosting services. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ownCloud from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install ownCloud Silently

ownCloud 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/win/
  2. Download the 32-bit MSI 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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ownCloud 32-bit
Vendor:ownCloud GmbH
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/win/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/owncloud-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

ownCloud 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/win/
  2. Download the 64-bit MSI 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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ownCloud 64-bit
Vendor:ownCloud GmbH
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/win/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/owncloud-install-and-uninstall-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 an Installation Log File

The MSI 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 verbose log file with details about the installation.

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ownCloud 32-bit Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ownCloudx86-Install.log"

ownCloud 64-bit Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ownCloudx64-Install.log"

Disable Auto Updates

This setting will prevent ownCloud from auto-updating the application.

ownCloud 32-bit Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

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

ownCloud 64-bit Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

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

Enable Launch At Startup

This setting will launch ownCloud automatically at startup.

ownCloud 32-bit Silent Install with Launch at Startup Enabled

MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi LAUNCH_AT_SYSTEM_START=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

ownCloud 64-bit Silent Install with Launch at Startup Enabled

MsiExec.exe /i ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi LAUNCH_AT_SYSTEM_START=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

How to Uninstall ownCloud Silently

Check out the ownCloud 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:

ownCloud 32-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x86.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

ownCloud 64-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x ownCloud-w.x.y.z.x64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /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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