TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Camtasia is a software suite, created and published by TechSmith, for creating and recording video tutorials and presentations. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Camtasia 2018 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installer.

How to Install TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Silently

Camtasia 2018 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004908652-Desktop-Product-Download-Links
  2. Select the Camtasia (Windows) 2018.x.x Single Installer
  3. Download & Copy the camtasia.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: camtasia.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Camtasia 2018 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Camtasia 2018
Vendor:TechSmith Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:camtasia.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:camtasia.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004908652-Desktop-Product-Download-Links
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/techsmith-camtasia-2018-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-techsmith-camtasia-powershell/

Camtasia 2018 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004908652-Desktop-Product-Download-Links
  2. Select the Camtasia (Windows) 2018.x.x MSI
  3. Download the camtasia.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i camtasia.msi TSC_SOFTWARE_KEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /qn

After a few moments you will find Camtasia 2018 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Camtasia 2018
Vendor:TechSmith Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i camtasia.msi TSC_SOFTWARE_KEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x camtasia.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa camtasia.msi /qn
Download Link:https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004908652-Desktop-Product-Download-Links
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/techsmith-camtasia-2018-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-techsmith-camtasia-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 Camtasia 2018 Installation Log File

The Camtasia 2018 installers offer 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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Camtasia 2018 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

camtasia.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\Camtasia2018-Install.log"

Camtasia 2018 Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i camtasia.msi TSC_SOFTWARE_KEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Camtasia2018-Install.log"

Customize the Camtasia 2018 Deployment (TechSmith Deployment Tool)

The TechSmith Deployment Tool displays the available options for creating a custom MST file.

  • Download the TechSmith Deployment Tool: https://download.techsmith.com/tscdeploymenttool/TechSmith_Deployment_Tool.exe
  • Launch the TechSmith Deployment Tool
  • Select Open MSI Package…
  • Open the camtasia.msi you downloaded earlier
  • Configure settings based on your preferences
  • Select Create Transform File
  • Accept End-User License Agreement
  • Click Create Transform…
    • You should now see the camtasia.mst file in the same directory as the camtasia.msi
  • Run the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i camtasia.msi TRANSFORMS=camtasia.mst /qn

How to Uninstall TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Silently

Check out the TechSmith Camtasia 2018 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

Camtasia 2018 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

camtasia.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

VersionCamtasia 2018 Silent Uninstall (Keep Library)
2018.0.8MsiExec.exe /x {1A1443EA-BD33-48D3-969C-54E33FFC259B} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.7MsiExec.exe /x {B709B962-53AA-446A-A733-95D1A6C5DE50} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.6MsiExec.exe /x {F6C8B483-DC19-4E50-B126-354D57300954} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.5MsiExec.exe /x {75C2D991-06BA-4A8B-9180-EF5AFA20AA21} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.4MsiExec.exe /x {E0D47463-70AE-477B-9ADB-932CCDE0E44F} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.3MsiExec.exe /x {D745C67F-92C3-48F6-8BD0-43267C09FE16} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.2MsiExec.exe /x {EA9A37D8-24A6-47D4-88DD-CE87A5EA18A0} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {67A7460A-37BA-4201-98EC-562CDF5F8D59} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
2018.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {9F0F1C1C-DBBC-4C49-82B3-673B95505BF5} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn

VersionCamtasia 2018 Silent Uninstall (Delete Library)
2018.0.8MsiExec.exe /x {1A1443EA-BD33-48D3-969C-54E33FFC259B} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.7MsiExec.exe /x {B709B962-53AA-446A-A733-95D1A6C5DE50} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.6MsiExec.exe /x {F6C8B483-DC19-4E50-B126-354D57300954} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.5MsiExec.exe /x {75C2D991-06BA-4A8B-9180-EF5AFA20AA21} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.4MsiExec.exe /x {E0D47463-70AE-477B-9ADB-932CCDE0E44F} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.3MsiExec.exe /x {D745C67F-92C3-48F6-8BD0-43267C09FE16} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.2MsiExec.exe /x {EA9A37D8-24A6-47D4-88DD-CE87A5EA18A0} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {67A7460A-37BA-4201-98EC-562CDF5F8D59} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
2018.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {9F0F1C1C-DBBC-4C49-82B3-673B95505BF5} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /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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