System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Silent Install (How-To Guide)

System Center Updates Publisher enables independent software vendors, OEMs and IT administrators to import, manage and develop software update definitions which can be deployed with System Center Configuration Manager. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of System Center Updates Publisher 2011 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install System Center Updates Publisher Silently

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to
  2. Download the SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi 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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi AcceptEULA=1 AcceptPatchEULA=1 /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the System Center Updates Publisher shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:System Center Updates Publisher 2011
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi AcceptEULA=1 AcceptPatchEULA=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {8E18AE7B-3C61-4431-9BEA-FA087CE68EA3} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {8E18AE7B-3C61-4431-9BEA-FA087CE68EA3} /qn
Download Link:

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 System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Installation Log File

The MSI 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.

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SCUP2011-Install.log"

How to Uninstall System Center Updates Publisher Silently

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

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {8E18AE7B-3C61-4431-9BEA-FA087CE68EA3} /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

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