Shrew Soft VPN Client Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Shrew Soft VPN Client is an IPsec Remote Access VPN Client for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Shrew Soft VPN Client from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Shrew Soft VPN Client Silently

Shrew Soft VPN Client Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.shrew.net/download/vpn
  2. Download & Copy the vpn-client-x.y.z-release.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: vpn-client-x.y.z-release.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Shrew Soft VPN Client
Vendor:Shrew Soft Inc.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vpn-client-x.y.z-release.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\ShrewSoft\VPN Client\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.shrew.net/download/vpn
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/shrew-soft-vpn-client-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.


How to Uninstall the Shrew Soft VPN Client Silently

Check out the Shrew Soft VPN Client 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 the following command:

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Shrew Soft VPN Client Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\ShrewSoft\VPN Client\uninstall.exe" /S

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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