Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Parallels Transporter Agent is an application that is installed on the remote physical computer you are migrating (the source computer). It collects essential system data from the source computer and transfers it to Parallels Desktop over network or an external storage device. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Parallels Transporter Agent from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install the Parallels Transporter Agent Silently

Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.parallels.com/pc/
  2. Select the Parallels Transporter Agent for Windows PC
  3. Download the ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe to a folder created at (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:
    • ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe /S /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn"
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Parallels Transporter Agent
Vendor:Parallels
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe /S /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn"
Silent Uninstall Switch:ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe /S /x /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn"
Download Link:https://www.parallels.com/pc/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/parallels-transporter-agent-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.parallels.com/pc/
  2. Select the Parallels Transporter Agent for Windows PC
  3. Download the ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe to a folder created at (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 extract the MSI:
    • ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads\Parallels" /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn"
  7. Press Enter
  8. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Parallels folder
  9. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i "Parallels Transporter Agent.msi" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  10. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Parallels Transporter Agent
Vendor:Parallels
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i "Parallels Transporter Agent.msi" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x "Parallels Transporter Agent.msi" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa "Parallels Transporter Agent.msi" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://www.parallels.com/pc/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/parallels-transporter-agent-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 a Parallels Transporter Agent Installation Log File

The Parallels Transporter Agent installers offer 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.

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Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe /S /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\ParallelsTransporterAgent.log"

Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "Parallels Transporter Agent.msi" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ParallelsTransporterAgent.log"

How to Uninstall the Parallels Transporter Agent Silently

Check out the Parallels Transporter Agent 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:

Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Uninstall (EXE)

ParallelsTransporterAgent-x.y.z-win.exe /S /x /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn"

Parallels Transporter Agent Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x "Parallels Transporter Agent.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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