SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The SonicWall Global VPN Client allows managed devices to securely access your corporate data center with a familiar remote VPN experience. It is a traditional client-based VPN that can be configured either as an IPsec or SSL end-point agent. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the SonicWall Global VPN Client from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install the SonicWall Global VPN Client Silently

SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://www.sonicwall.com/products/remote-access/vpn-clients/
  2. Scroll down to the Global VPN Client (GVC) section
  3. Select GVC (32-bit) and click Download
  4. Download the xxx-xxxxxx-xx_GVCSetup32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the GVCInstall32.msi from the xxx-xxxxxx-xx_GVCSetup32.exe using 7-Zip
  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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i GVCInstall32.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  9. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find Global VPN Client entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Global VPN Client
Vendor:SonicWall
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i GVCInstall32.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x GVCInstall32.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa GVCInstall32.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://www.sonicwall.com/products/remote-access/vpn-clients/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/sonicwall-global-vpn-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-the-sonicwall-global-vpn-client-powershell/

SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://www.sonicwall.com/products/remote-access/vpn-clients/
  2. Scroll down to the Global VPN Client (GVC) section
  3. Select GVC (64-bit) and click Download
  4. Download the xxx-xxxxxx-xx_GVCSetup64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the GVCInstall64.msi from the xxx-xxxxxx-xx_GVCSetup64.exe using 7-Zip
  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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i GVCInstall64.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Global VPN Client entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Global VPN Client
Vendor:SonicWall
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i GVCInstall64.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x GVCInstall64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa GVCInstall64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://www.sonicwall.com/products/remote-access/vpn-clients/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/sonicwall-global-vpn-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-the-sonicwall-global-vpn-client-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 SonicWall Global VPN Client Installation Log File

The SonicWall Global VPN Client installers offer 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.

SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Install with Logging on 32-bit System

MsiExec.exe /i GVCInstall32.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GVC32-Install.log"

SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Install with Logging on 64-bit System

MsiExec.exe /i GVCInstall64.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GVC64-Install.log"

How to Uninstall the SonicWall Global VPN Client Silently

Check out the SonicWall Global 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 one of the following commands:

SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x GVCInstall32.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

SonicWall Global VPN Client Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x GVCInstall64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

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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