ReadyAPI Silent Install (How-To Guide)

ReadyAPI is a low-code API testing platform for development teams that care about creating test automation across any workflow. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ReadyAPI from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ReadyAPI Silently

ReadyAPI Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the ReadyAPI-x64-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: ReadyAPI-x64-x.y.z.exe -q
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ReadyAPI
Vendor:SmartBear Software
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ReadyAPI-x64-x.y.z.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\ReadyAPI-x.y.z\uninstall.exe" -q
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change the ReadyAPI Default Installation Directory

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

ReadyAPI-x64-x.y.z.exe -q -dir "C:\SmartBear\ReadyAPI"

Overwrite All Files During Silent Install

ReadyAPI Silent Install (EXE) Overwrite All Files

ReadyAPI-x64-x.y.z.exe -q -overwrite

Ignore File Installation Failures During Silent Install

ReadyAPI Silent Install (EXE) Ignore File Failures

ReadyAPI-x64-x.y.z.exe -q -nofilefailures

Show Progress Window During Silent Install

ReadyAPI Silent Install (EXE) Show Progress Window

ReadyAPI-x64-x.y.z.exe -q -splash

How to Uninstall ReadyAPI Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

ReadyAPI Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
ReadyAPI 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:

ReadyAPI Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\ReadyAPI-x.y.z\uninstall.exe" -q

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.

Recent Posts