Power Automate Desktop Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Power Automate Desktop enables you to automate all repetitive desktop processes by creating flows that interact with everyday tools such as email and excel and work with modern and legacy applications. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Power Automate Desktop from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Power Automate Desktop Silently

Power Automate Desktop Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop/
  2. Download the Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.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: Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Power Automate Desktop
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Uninstall -Silent
Download Link:https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/power-automate-desktop-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

Change Default Installation Directory

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

Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent -InstallPath:"C:\Power Automate Desktop"

Restore Default Configuration

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Power Automate Desktop Silent Install (EXE) with Default Configuration Restored

Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent -RestoreDefaultConfig

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Power Automate Desktop 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.

Power Automate Desktop Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent -DisablePADShortcut

Disable Diagnostic Data

Power Automate Desktop Silent Install (EXE) with Diagnostic Data Disabled

Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent -DisableDiagnosticData

Disable Turn on RDP

Power Automate Desktop Silent Install (EXE) with Turn on RDP Disabled

Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Install -ACCEPTEULA -Silent -DisableTurnOnRDP

How to Uninstall Power Automate Desktop Silently

Check out the Power Automate Desktop 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 the following command:

Power Automate Desktop Silent Uninstall (EXE)

Setup.Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop.exe -Uninstall -Silent

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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