Plex Media Server Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Plex Media Server is a media player system plus an ancillary software suite. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Plex Media Server from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Plex Media Server Silently

Plex Media Server Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Plex Media Server Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Plex Media Server entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Plex Media Server
Vendor:Plex, Inc.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
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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 Plex Media Server 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.

Plex Media Server Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\PlexMediaServer-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Plex Media Server Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Plex Media Server Silent Uninstall (EXE)

PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Plex Media Server Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

PlexMediaServer-x.x.x-x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\PlexMediaServer-Uninstall.log"

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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