PDFgear Silent Install (How-To Guide)

PDFgear is a comprehensive and user-friendly PDF Editor & PDF Reader offering features such as viewing, converting, form filling, and page reorganizing. It provides additional capabilities like merging, splitting, rotating, and converting PDFs to various formats, all with a concise design and free access to all functions without limitations. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PDFgear from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PDFgear Silently

PDFgear Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.pdfgear.com/download/
  2. Download the pdfgear_setup_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: pdfgear_setup_x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PDFgear
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:pdfgear_setup_x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\PDFgear\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:PDFgear Download
PowerShell Script:PDFgear | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:PDFgear | 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 PDFgear Installation Log File

The PDFgear 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.

PDFgear Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

pdfgear_setup_x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\PDFgear-Install.log"

Change the PDFgear Default Installation Directory

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

pdfgear_setup_x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\PDFgear" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the PDFgear Desktop Shortcut During Install

The PDFgear 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.

PDFgear Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

pdfgear_setup_x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall PDFgear Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

PDFgear Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
PDFgear 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:

PDFgear Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\PDFgear\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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