Slack Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Slack is a cloud-based proprietary instant messaging platform developed by Slack Technologies. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Slack from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Slack Silently

Slack 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://slack.com/downloads/windows
  2. Select Download (32-bit)
  3. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: SlackSetup.exe -s
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Slack
Vendor:Slack Technologies Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SlackSetup.exe -s
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\slack\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://slack.com/downloads/windows

Slack 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://slack.com/downloads/windows
  2. Select Download (64-bit)
  3. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: SlackSetup.exe -s
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Slack
Vendor:Slack Technologies Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SlackSetup.exe -s
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\slack\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://slack.com/downloads/windows

Slack 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the 32-bit MSI Installer
  2. Download the file 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: MsiExec.exe /i slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Slack shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Slack Machine-Wide (32-bit)
Vendor:Slack Technologies Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
Download Link:http://slack.com/ssb/download-win-msi

Slack 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the 64-bit MSI Installer
  2. Download the file 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: MsiExec.exe /i slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Slack shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Slack Machine-Wide (64-bit)
Vendor:Slack Technologies Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart
Download Link:http://slack.com/ssb/download-win64-msi

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

Create an Installation Log File

The MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Slack (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i slack-standalone-x.y.z.msi /qn /norestart /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Slack-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Slack Silently

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

Slack Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%LocalAppData%\slack\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
VersionSlack Silent Uninstall String (MSI)
4.12.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A444680A-E7D7-4BDF-9855-40A6072EEA4D} /qn /norestart
4.12.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8C916447-9CA7-4963-8535-EBFB30BC0378} /qn /norestart
4.11.3 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {86100F6C-2540-4AA0-AE34-78CE45AF9901} /qn /norestart
4.11.3 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {56149495-9886-467A-9E5B-6B5453C3B8F2} /qn /norestart
4.11.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {72C91145-B6B4-4259-863B-5BE5D7208CDB} /qn /norestart
4.11.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {56CFCD45-BCA8-4C71-8464-A40A9FB74E30} /qn /norestart
4.11.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {E5927180-DCFB-476A-8018-94C0E5BF3689} /qn /norestart
4.11.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {47A533B6-C028-42FF-A141-06DEBC833048} /qn /norestart
4.11.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A21E26F4-F388-481D-9A57-CB74F1118F88} /qn /norestart
4.11.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {5F514935-6F02-44F9-8D8F-28B6E192A3AF} /qn /norestart
4.10.3 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C9463BD0-3C15-4F29-A2F1-D50BDCE1E206} /qn /norestart
4.10.3 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7BCD9D18-296B-4CC8-83FB-D00388209BFD} /qn /norestart
4.10.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {BD457A1E-9A98-493E-B3B7-0706AACE0666} /qn /norestart
4.10.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {4A76F6E2-C754-46C4-A35F-84D286346E70} /qn /norestart
4.9.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {205CD102-1CBE-4B58-8FB3-1299ED967B16} /qn /norestart
4.9.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0DD56451-6266-4F6A-8113-44D6DC49F309} /qn /norestart
4.8.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F12D0859-B60E-4C26-9167-30BFCD1063D0} /qn /norestart
4.8.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {15180876-DBD6-4D34-9DE6-18D0297CBCEB} /qn /norestart
4.7.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0E47D590-D39A-4741-A213-CDC8E596E447} /qn /norestart
4.7.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0C89B80D-B880-4A71-A28E-6FDFEEF789C8} /qn /norestart
4.6.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7EFD5CC4-EA6D-4BEE-84AC-73AC70834ED8} /qn /norestart
4.6.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B27E58D0-C4C7-4F2D-859F-20BEB9BDCAA2} /qn /norestart
4.5.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A77911E2-7E57-492E-A8C7-B28D321C32AD} /qn /norestart
4.5.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2348F94C-128C-47C2-A7D8-77A91987B340} /qn /norestart
4.5.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {744C01F6-D8C0-488F-8A5E-4BA6E4E2B57D} /qn /norestart
4.5.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {70CD3D5D-1643-401A-8A17-3B5BBDF164DE} /qn /norestart
4.4.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {74A102C2-5C2B-4C3D-83D0-3282BF185E4C} /qn /norestart
4.4.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {54AECC6E-D09F-4B1E-BC9F-89EA42A57CB0} /qn /norestart
4.4.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A7496BBD-CDA6-4F1C-8B19-002CD8644C86} /qn /norestart
4.4.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B75163C3-84E1-4C27-93E3-7CAD9A67A269} /qn /norestart
4.3.4 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3E6337AD-61E7-430D-B814-E3732D88346A} /qn /norestart
4.3.4 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2270E2C7-1852-4E3C-9EDE-48168E287267} /qn /norestart
4.3.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A3625DC6-0A16-4B9A-82D2-3970899529A1} /qn /norestart
4.3.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0CD22EED-60FF-46B6-824D-9A55D54C223F} /qn /norestart
4.3.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2A322E18-C314-485C-8C2E-72F02DFC3FED} /qn /norestart
4.3.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {84E8392B-A673-4DC5-8CFB-E8B23B05E4D2} /qn /norestart
4.2.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3DB81D0A-038F-49BF-B1AF-CFF53ED49D71} /qn /norestart
4.2.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7B1D65F1-6066-4062-88AB-0A159A308889} /qn /norestart
4.1.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {AFA060A9-2A3C-4369-AE1B-AB47B73B5FBF} /qn /norestart
4.1.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {AB8F276E-6376-4CC8-ABBB-096D6608809F} /qn /norestart
4.1.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B7AA8648-7035-46A1-B8CA-9535FE4E5F2E} /qn /norestart
4.1.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8D59461C-631A-4918-8B97-EC2B1ADF6ABC} /qn /norestart
4.1.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {678F0822-D116-4464-AE0E-2DE6908F4F94} /qn /norestart
4.1.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3FCA788D-A3BF-4903-BEEB-159D4B50D9E7} /qn /norestart
4.0.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {6378BFBB-7021-47EA-843E-2C7C0A6BC0C6} /qn /norestart
4.0.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {55FB5108-7E4B-4ED7-816E-43454E1F130D} /qn /norestart
4.0.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {98D8FCBD-7D45-4E26-B4CB-2D9E9A674291} /qn /norestart
4.0.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F8947280-1B50-4DF5-826C-BEA84CF8718D} /qn /norestart
4.0.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {AFB11877-CAE0-493D-B644-3F714F57113A} /qn /norestart
4.0.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8FFFB12B-5657-49A5-8D3D-3041A85F3070} /qn /norestart
3.4.3 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B94F4090-D0C8-4EE7-9ED6-B4266CEBE862} /qn /norestart
3.4.3 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {E14538F5-CCEA-4577-ADD6-04194FFBDC82} /qn /norestart
3.4.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {BCA71A5A-FFE1-4179-BD8D-13B8E01C4CA6} /qn /norestart
3.4.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3E370B20-9A37-40EB-880A-F2FB29507AD2} /qn /norestart
3.4.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2C6B4979-C236-4F84-95F3-9797FA39EA52} /qn /norestart
3.4.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {73D7339B-DA90-441A-8B51-38624D20794F} /qn /norestart
3.3.7 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F4B203E8-950A-4249-99D1-CE80D07C62FC} /qn /norestart
3.3.7 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F3DDE26C-E9E4-4AC1-AC61-E4390A496F0F} /qn /norestart
3.3.3 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C6368A42-E7F3-41CC-AF29-69B667F21A41} /qn /norestart
3.3.3 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {1673CE39-E100-4995-9435-9E85FB224C3B} /qn /norestart
3.3.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {CDAFE2CD-B769-48E5-869F-66CF99CF41B2} /qn /norestart
3.3.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3E4FF3AA-B5A7-4D25-99A8-F11B348565DB} /qn /norestart
3.2.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F9384CFF-3521-48F9-A08F-E262AF030A4F} /qn /norestart
3.2.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {394A9A4F-A4FB-470E-A9BC-61B9389CC3EC} /qn /norestart
3.1.1 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {57EEE8C8-17BA-4BFC-A3AD-28937CD1B3B0} /qn /norestart
3.1.1 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0DC4F3CB-607A-402A-9AF5-34E40D796D98} /qn /norestart
3.1.0 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2BE77F98-CE92-4E35-977A-6AE219E3697B} /qn /norestart
3.1.0 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {DC272C20-AF34-4296-858F-4F833F9F8C21} /qn /norestart

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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