Safe Exam Browser Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Safe Exam Browser is a web browser environment to carry out e-assessments safely. The software turns any computer temporarily into a secure workstation. It controls access to resources like system functions, other websites and applications and prevents unauthorized resources being used during an exam. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Safe Exam Browser from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Safe Exam Browser Silently

Safe Exam Browser Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://safeexambrowser.org/download_en.html
  2. Download & Copy the SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.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: SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Safe Exam Browser entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Safe Exam Browser
Vendor:ETH Zürich
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://safeexambrowser.org/download_en.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/safe-exam-browser-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-safe-exam-browser-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 Safe Exam Browser Installation Log File

The Safe Exam Browser 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.

Safe Exam Browser Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\SafeExamBrowser-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Safe Exam Browser Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Safe Exam Browser Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Safe Exam Browser Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Safe Exam Browser Silent Uninstall (EXE)

SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Safe Exam Browser Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

SEB_w.x.y.z_SetupBundle.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\SafeExamBrowser-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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