Pandoc Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Pandoc is a versatile document conversion tool that allows users to convert files from one markup format to another. Pandoc supports a wide range of input and output formats, making it useful for converting documents between different types of markup languages. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Pandoc from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Pandoc Silently

Pandoc Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.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 pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn

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

Software Title:Pandoc
Vendor:John MacFarlane
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.msi /qn
Download Link:Pandoc Download
PowerShell Script:Pandoc | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Pandoc | Custom 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 Pandoc Installation Log File

The Pandoc 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.

Pandoc Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Pandoc-Install.log"

Change the Pandoc Default Installation Directory

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

MsiExec.exe /i pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 APPLICATIONFOLDER="C:\Pandoc" /qn

How to Uninstall Pandoc Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Pandoc Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Pandoc 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:

Pandoc Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x pandoc-x.y.z-windows-x86_64.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.

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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