SoapUI Silent Install (How-To Guide)


SoapUI is an open-source web service testing application for Simple Object Access Protocol and representational state transfers. Its functionality covers web service inspection, invoking, development, simulation and mocking, functional testing, load and compliance testing. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of SoapUI from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install SoapUI Silently

SoapUI 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release/
  2. Download the 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: SoapUI-x32-x.x.x.exe -q
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:SoapUI
Vendor:SmartBear Software
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SoapUI-x32-x.x.x.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\SoapUI-x.x.x\uninstall.exe" -q
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SmartBear\SoapUI-x.x.x\uninstall.exe" -q
Download Link:https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/soapui-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

SoapUI 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release/
  2. Download the 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: SoapUI-x64-x.x.x.exe -q
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:SoapUI
Vendor:SmartBear Software
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SoapUI-x64-x.x.x.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\SoapUI-x.x.x\uninstall.exe" -q
Download Link:https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/soapui-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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

Change Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing SoapUI to “C:\SoapUI”

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SoapUI 32-bit (EXE)

SoapUI-x32-x.x.x.exe -q -dir C:\SoapUI

SoapUI 64-bit (EXE)

SoapUI-x64-x.x.x.exe -q -dir C:\SoapUI

Overwrite All Files During Silent Install

SoapUI 32-bit (EXE) Silent Install Overwrite All Files

SoapUI-x32-x.x.x.exe -q -overwrite

SoapUI 64-bit (EXE) Silent Install Overwrite All Files

SoapUI-x64-x.x.x.exe -q -overwrite

Show Progress Window During Silent Install

SoapUI 32-bit (EXE) Show Installation Progress Window

SoapUI-x32-x.x.x.exe -q -splash

SoapUI 64-bit (EXE) Show Installation Progress Window

SoapUI-x64-x.x.x.exe -q -splash

How to Uninstall SoapUI Silently

Check out the SoapUI 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 one of the following commands:

SoapUI 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\SoapUI-x.x.x\uninstall.exe" -q

SoapUI 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SmartBear\SoapUI-x.x.x\uninstall.exe" -q

SoapUI 64-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\SoapUI-x.x.x\uninstall.exe" -q

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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