Samsung DeX Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Samsung DeX transforms compatible Galaxy smartphones and tablets into a desktop-like computing experience when connected to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. It provides a desktop interface with multitasking capabilities, making it easier for users to perform tasks like office work and web browsing using their mobile devices. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Samsung DeX from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Samsung DeX Silently

Samsung DeX Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.samsung.com/global/download/SamsungDeXWin
  2. Download & Copy the SamsungDeXSetupWin.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: SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Samsung DeX entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Samsung DeX
Vendor:Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:Samsung DeX Download
PowerShell Script:Samsung DeX | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Samsung DeX | Custom Detection 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 Samsung DeX Installation Log File

The Samsung DeX 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.

Samsung DeX Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\SamsungDeX-Install.log"

Suppress the Samsung DeX License Agreement (EULA) Prompt

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter one of the following commands:

32-bit System

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Samsung\Samsung DeX" /v LicenseAgreementChecked /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

64-bit System

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Samsung\Samsung DeX" /v LicenseAgreementChecked /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Include the Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones

  1. Navigate to: https://www.samsung.com/global/download/SamsungDeXWin
  2. Download the SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://github.com/wixtoolset/wix3/releases/latest
  4. Download the wixXXX-binaries.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the wixXXX-binaries.zip file to “C:\Downloads\WiX-binaries”
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Change the Directory to the “C:\Downloads\WiX-binaries” folder
  8. Enter the following command to extract the Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones installer:
    • dark.exe C:\Downloads\SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe -x C:\Downloads\SamsungDeX
  9. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\SamsungDeX\AttachedContainer” folder
  10. Copy the SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe to C:\Downloads
  11. Change the Directory to the “C:\Downloads\” folder
  12. Enter the following command:

Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones Silent Install (EXE)

SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe -quiet -sidesync

How to Uninstall Samsung DeX Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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

Samsung DeX Silent Uninstall (EXE)

SamsungDeXSetupWin.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Samsung\USB Drivers\Uninstall.exe" -quiet

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 17 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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