Sophos Connect Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Sophos Connect is a network security and VPN (Virtual Private Network) solution developed by Sophos, a cybersecurity company. Sophos Connect is designed to help organizations secure their network communications and provide remote access for their employees in a secure and controlled manner. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Sophos Connect from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Sophos Connect Silently

Sophos Connect Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Scroll down to the Sophos Connect (IPSec and SSLVPN Client) section
  3. Select the Sophos Connect Download
  4. Download the SophosConnect_x.y.z_IPsec_and_SSLVPN.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i SophosConnect_x.y.z_IPsec_and_SSLVPN.msi /qn
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Sophos Connect
Vendor:Sophos Ltd
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i SophosConnect_x.y.z_IPsec_and_SSLVPN.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x SophosConnect_x.y.z_IPsec_and_SSLVPN.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa SophosConnect_x.y.z_IPsec_and_SSLVPN.msi /qn
Download Link:Sophos Connect Download
PowerShell Script:Sophos Connect | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Sophos Connect | Custom Detection Script

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 Sophos Connect Installation Log File

The Sophos Connect 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.

Sophos Connect Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i SophosConnect_x.y.z_IPsec_and_SSLVPN.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SophosConnect-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Sophos Connect Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Sophos Connect Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Sophos Connect Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionSophos Connect Silent Uninstall String
2.2.90MsiExec.exe /x {1374D91F-0559-4883-975D-EF51ECAAC3C8} /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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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