SolarWinds FTP Voyager Silent Install (How-To Guide)


SolarWinds FTP Voyager is an FTP/FTPS/SFTP client for Microsoft Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of SolarWinds FTP Voyager from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install FTP Voyager Silently

FTP Voyager Silent Install (EXE)

Note: FTP Voyager is no longer available for download on the SolorWinds website

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See https://www.solarwinds.com/free-tools/deprecation for further details.

  1. Download the FTPVoyagerSetup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  2. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  3. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  4. Enter the following command: FTPVoyagerSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  5. Press Enter

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

Software Title:FTP Voyager
Vendor:SolarWinds Worldwide LLC
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FTPVoyagerSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\RhinoSoft\FTP Voyager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/solarwinds-ftp-voyager-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. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create a FTP Voyager Installation Log File

The FTP Voyager 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.

FTP Voyager Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

FTPVoyagerSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\FTPVoyager-Install.log"

Change the FTP Voyager Default Installation Directory

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

FTPVoyagerSetup.exe /DIR="C:\FTP Voyager" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the FTP Voyager Desktop Shortcut During Install

The FTP Voyager installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

FTP Voyager Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

FTPVoyagerSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Start FTP Voyager Scheduler as a System Service

FTPVoyagerSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=startfvs

How to Uninstall FTP Voyager Silently

Check out the SolarWinds FTP Voyager 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 set of commands:

FTP Voyager Silent Uninstall (EXE)

RMDIR /Q /S "%AppData%\RhinoSoft\FTP Voyager"
"%ProgramFiles%\RhinoSoft\FTP Voyager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /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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