PVsyst Silent Install (How-To Guide)

PVsyst is a powerful photovoltaic systems software designed to be used by architects, engineers, and researchers. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PVsyst from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PVsyst Silently

PVsyst Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.pvsyst.com/download-pvsyst/
  2. Download the PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.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: PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exenoui /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PVsyst
Vendor:PVsyst SA
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exenoui /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {8B3B7808-1A9B-43E0-8C84-0F1581542F67} /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
Download Link:https://www.pvsyst.com/download-pvsyst/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pvsyst-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 PVsyst Installation Log File

The PVsyst 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.

PVsyst Silent Install with Logging (Option 1)

PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exenoui /exelog C:\Windows\Temp\PVsyst.log /qn

PVsyst Silent Install with Logging (Option 2)

PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exenoui /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PVsyst-Install.log"

Exclude the PVsyst Desktop Shortcut During Install

The PVsyst 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.

PVsyst Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exenoui AI_DESKTOP_SH=0 /qn

Disable PVsyst Data Collection

PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exenoui ENABLEANALYTICS=no /qn

Set PVsyst Installer Language

PVsyst-w.x.y.z-setup.exe /exelang 1033 /exenoui /qn

PVsyst Supported Languages

Country CodeLanguage
1033English (United States)
1031German (Germany)
1036French (France)
1040Italian (Italy)
1041Japanese (Japan)
1042Korean (Korea)
1055Turkish (Turkey)
2052Chinese (Simplified, China)
2070Portuguese (Portugal)
3082Spanish (Spain, International Sort)

PVsyst Installer Command Line Options

/extract <path>Extracts all files to <path>
/exenouiLaunches the EXE setup without UI
/exebasicuiLaunches the EXE setup with basic UI
/exelang <lang_id>Launches the EXE setup using the specified language
/listlangsList languages supported by the setup
/exelog <path_to_log_file>Creates a log file at the specified path
/proxyusername <username>Username used by the proxy
/proxypassword <password>Password used by the proxy
/exenoupdatesDoes not check for a new version
/aespasswordSets the password needed to install an AES encrypted package
/prereqs <prereq_id_list>Specifies which prerequisites to be installed
/noprereqsSkips prerequisite installation
/newinst <instance_id>Install new instance
/upgrdinst <instance_product_code>Upgrade an installed instance
/selinst <instance_product_code>Maintain an installed instance
/instname <new_instance_name>Change the instance Product Name when installing it
<msiOptions>Options for MsiExec.exe on running the MSI package

How to Uninstall PVsyst Silently

Check out the PVsyst 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:
VersionPVsyst Silent Uninstall String
7.2MsiExec.exe /x {8B3B7808-1A9B-43E0-8C84-0F1581542F67} /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
7.1MsiExec.exe /x {29B1DAA7-C851-4102-8B4A-9AF21A96D1AD} /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
7.0MsiExec.exe /x {C758924B-153F-454A-B8B6-C43539162525} /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1

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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