SAP GUI for Windows Silent Install (How-To Guide)


SAP GUI for Windows is the graphical user interface client in SAP ERP’s 3-tier architecture of database, application server and client. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the SAP GUI for Windows from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the SAP GUI for Windows Silently

SAP GUI for Windows Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Create the Single File Installer for your environment: https://help.sap.com/docs/sap_gui_for_windows/1ebe3120fd734f67afc57b979c3e2d46/563e82337d374bb4baf95c441afe60d6.html
  2. Copy the SAPGUI_xxxxx.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the contents of the SAPGUI_xxxxx.exe to “C:\Downloads\SAPGUI” using 7-Zip
  4. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48217
  5. Download the vstor_redist.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\” folder
  8. Enter the following command: vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart
  9. Press Enter
  10. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\SAPGUI\setup” folder
  11. Enter the following command: NwSapSetup.exe /all /silent
  12. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find SAP GUI entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:SAP GUI for Windows
Vendor:SAP SE
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step1)vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step2)NwSapSetup.exe /all /silent
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /all /silent /uninstall
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /all /silent /uninstall
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/sap-gui-for-windows-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-the-sap-gui-for-windows-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

Install SAP GUI for Windows Component Only

NwSapSetup.exe /silent /product="SAPGUI"

Install SAP GUI for Windows with SAP Business Explorer

NwSapSetup.exe /silent /product="SAPGUI+SAPBI"

Install SAP GUI for Windows with SAP Business Client 7.0

NwSapSetup.exe /silent /product="SAPGUI+NWBC70"

Install SAP GUI for Windows with SNC Client Encryption

NwSapSetup.exe /silent /product="SAPGUI+SCE"

SAP GUI for Windows Component List

ComponentProduct ID
Business ExplorerSapBI
Calendar Synchronization for Microsoft OutlookCALSYNC
i.s.h.med Planning GridGUIISHMED
KW-Add-On for SAP GUIKW
SAP Automatic Workstation UpdateSAPWUS
SAP Business Client 7.0NWBC70
SAP GUI for WindowsSAPGUI
SAP GUI Screen Reader Extension for JAWSSRX
SAP Interactive ExcelAXL
SAP PDFPRINT for SAP GUIPdfPrintGui
SAP Secure Login ClientSLC
SNC Client EncryptionSCE

How to Uninstall SAP GUI for Windows Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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SAP GUI for Windows 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:

SAP GUI for Windows Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System (All Components)

"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /all /silent /uninstall

SAP GUI for Windows Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System (All Components)

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /all /silent /uninstall

SAP GUI for Windows Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /silent /uninstall /product="PdfPrintGui+SCRIPTED+SCE+SAPDTS+KW+GUIISHMED+JNet+CALSYNC+SAPGUI" /TitleComponent:"SAPGUI" /IgnoreMissingProducts

SAP GUI for Windows Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /silent /uninstall /product="PdfPrintGui+SCRIPTED+SCE+SAPDTS+KW+GUIISHMED+JNet+CALSYNC+SAPGUI" /TitleComponent:"SAPGUI" /IgnoreMissingProducts

SAP Business Explorer Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /product="SapBI" /silent /uninstall

SAP Business Explorer Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /product="SapBI" /silent /uninstall

SAP Business Client 7.0 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\nwsapsetup.exe" /product:"NWBCGUI+NWBC70" /silent /uninstall /TitleComponent:"NWBC70" /IgnoreMissingProducts

SAP Business Client 7.0 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\nwsapsetup.exe" /product:"NWBCGUI+NWBC70" /silent /uninstall /TitleComponent:"NWBC70" /IgnoreMissingProducts

SNC Client Encryption Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /Product="SCE" /silent /uninstall

SNC Client Encryption Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /Product="SCE" /silent /uninstall

SAPSetup Automatic Workstation Update Service Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SAP\SAPsetup\Setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /product:"SAPWUS" /silent /uninstall

SAPSetup Automatic Workstation Update Service Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SAP\SAPsetup\Setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /product:"SAPWUS" /silent /uninstall

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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