Sonos Controller Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Sonos Controller is the official app for setting up and controlling your Sonos products. Sonos is the premium wireless sound system that makes it simple to fill your home with brilliant sound for music, home theater, and more. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Sonos Controller app from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install the Sonos Controller App Silently

Sonos S2 Controller Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Sonos S2 Controller Windows 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:
    • SonosDesktopController1205.exe /S /v/qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Sonos 2 Controller
Vendor:Sonos, Inc.
Version:58.1.80080
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SonosDesktopController1205.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Option 1)SonosDesktopController1205.exe /S /x /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Option 2)MsiExec.exe /x {6FB7DAEC-5DAD-491E-9951-4684423F291C} /qn
Download Link:https://www.sonos.com/redir/controller_software_pc2

Sonos S2 Controller Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the Sonos S2 Controller Windows 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. Extract the MSI by entering the following command:
    • SonosDesktopController1205.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads" /v"/qn"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i Sonos.msi /qn
  8. Press Enter

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

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Software Title:Sonos S2 Controller
Vendor:Sonos, Inc.
Version:58.1.80080
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Sonos.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {6FB7DAEC-5DAD-491E-9951-4684423F291C} /qn
Download Link:https://www.sonos.com/redir/controller_software_pc2

Sonos S1 Controller Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Sonos S1 Controller Windows 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:
    • SonosDesktopController1122.exe /S /v/qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Sonos S1 Controller
Vendor:Sonos, Inc.
Version:57.3.79060
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SonosDesktopController1122.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Option 1)SonosDesktopController1122.exe /S /x /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Option 2)MsiExec.exe /x {7BBA9BF8-05DF-47D8-8880-82A9B99505B9} /qn
Download Link:https://www.sonos.com/redir/controller_software_pc

Sonos S1 Controller Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the Sonos S1 Controller Windows 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. Extract the MSI by entering the following command:
    • SonosDesktopController1122.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads" /v"/qn"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i "Sonos Controller.msi" /qn
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Sonos S1 Controller
Vendor:Sonos, Inc.
Version:57.3.79060
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i "Sonos Controller.msi" /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {7BBA9BF8-05DF-47D8-8880-82A9B99505B9} /qn
Download Link:https://www.sonos.com/redir/controller_software_pc

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 an Installation Log File

The Sonos installers 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.

Sonos S2 Controller (EXE) Silent Install w/ Logging

SonosDesktopController1205.exe /S /v" /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SonosS2-Install.log" /qn"

Sonos S2 Controller (MSI) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Sonos.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SonosS2-Install.log"

Sonos S1 Controller (EXE) Silent Install w/ Logging

SonosDesktopController1122.exe /S /v" /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SonosS1-Install.log" /qn"

Sonos S1 Controller (MSI) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "Sonos Controller.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SonosS1-Install.log"

Disable Sonos Check For Updates

Sonos S2 Controller (EXE) Silent Install No Check for Updates

SonosDesktopController1205.exe /S /v" ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn"

Sonos S2 Controller (MSI) Silent Install No Check for Updates

MsiExec.exe /i Sonos.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

Sonos S1 Controller (EXE) Silent Install No Check for Updates

SonosDesktopController1122.exe /S /v" ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn"

Sonos S1 Controller (MSI) Silent Install No Check for Updates

MsiExec.exe /i "Sonos Controller.msi" ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

How to Uninstall Sonos Controller App Silently

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

Sonos S2 Controller 58.1.80080 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {6FB7DAEC-5DAD-491E-9951-4684423F291C} /qn

Sonos S1 Controller 57.3.79060 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {7BBA9BF8-05DF-47D8-8880-82A9B99505B9} /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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