Pritunl Client Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Pritunl is an open source VPN server and management panel. It gives the user the power of the OpenVPN protocol while using an intuitive web interface. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Pritunl Client from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Pritunl Client Silently

Pritunl Client Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the Pritunl.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: Pritunl.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Pritunl Client
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Pritunl.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Pritunl\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Pritunl\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell 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 Pritunl Client Installation Log File

The Pritunl Client 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.

Pritunl Client Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Pritunl.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Pritunl-Install.log"

Change the Pritunl Client Default Installation Directory

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

Pritunl.exe /DIR="C:\Pritunl" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the Pritunl Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Pritunl Client 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.

Pritunl Client Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut


How to Uninstall the Pritunl Client Silently

Check out the Pritunl Client 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:

Pritunl Client Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Pritunl\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Pritunl Client Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Pritunl\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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