Tailviewer Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Tailviewer is a log file viewer for Windows that allows you to view text based log files both offline and in real-time. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Tailviewer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Tailviewer Silently

Tailviewer Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/Kittyfisto/Tailviewer/releases/latest
  2. Download the Tailviewer-setup-w.x.y.z.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: Tailviewer-setup-w.x.y.z.exe silentinstall
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Tailviewer
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Tailviewer-setup-w.x.y.z.exe silentinstall
Silent Uninstall Switch:CMD.exe /C "C:\Program Files\Tailviewer\Uninstall.cmd"
Download Link:Tailviewer Download
PowerShell Script:Tailviewer | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Tailviewer | 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

Change the Tailviewer Default Installation Directory

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

Tailviewer-setup-w.x.y.z.exe silentinstall "C:\Tailviewer"

How to Uninstall Tailviewer Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Tailviewer Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Tailviewer Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Tailviewer Silent Uninstall (EXE)

CMD.exe /C "C:\Program Files\Tailviewer\Uninstall.cmd"

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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