Stellarium Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Stellarium from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Stellarium Silently

Stellarium 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium/releases/latest
  2. Download the stellarium-x.y.z-win32.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: stellarium-x.y.z-win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Stellarium
Vendor:Stellarium Team
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:stellarium-x.y.z-win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Stellarium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Stellarium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/stellarium-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-stellarium-powershell/

Stellarium 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium/releases/latest
  2. Download the stellarium-x.y.z-win64.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: stellarium-x.y.z-win64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Stellarium
Vendor:Stellarium Team
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:stellarium-x.y.z-win64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Stellarium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/stellarium-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-stellarium-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 Stellarium Installation Log File

The Stellarium 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.

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Stellarium 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

stellarium-x.y.z-win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Stellarium32-Install.log"

Stellarium 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

stellarium-x.y.z-win64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Stellarium64-Install.log"

Change the Stellarium Default Installation Directory

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

Stellarium 32-bit (EXE)

stellarium-x.y.z-win32.exe /DIR="C:\Stellarium" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Stellarium 64-bit (EXE)

stellarium-x.y.z-win64.exe /DIR="C:\Stellarium" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the Stellarium Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Stellarium installer creates desktop shortcuts by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcuts, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude them.

Stellarium 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

stellarium-x.y.z-win32.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\user,!desktopicon\common

Stellarium 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

stellarium-x.y.z-win64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\user,!desktopicon\common

How to Uninstall Stellarium Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Stellarium Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Stellarium 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:

Stellarium 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Stellarium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Stellarium 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Stellarium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Stellarium 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Stellarium\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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