TechSmith Camtasia 9 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 9 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installer.

How to Install TechSmith Camtasia 9 Silently

Camtasia 9 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.techsmith.com/camtasiastudio/enu/915/camtasia.exe
  2. Download & Copy the camtasia.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: camtasia.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Camtasia 9 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Camtasia 9
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://download.techsmith.com/camtasiastudio/enu/915/camtasia.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/techsmith-camtasia-9-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-techsmith-camtasia-powershell/

Camtasia 9 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.techsmith.com/camtasiastudio/enu/915/camtasia.msi
  2. Download & Copy the camtasia.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 camtasia.msi TSC_SOFTWARE_KEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /qn
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After a few moments you will find Camtasia 9 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Camtasia 9
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://download.techsmith.com/camtasiastudio/enu/915/camtasia.msi
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/techsmith-camtasia-9-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 9 Installation Log File

The Camtasia 9 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.

Camtasia 9 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

camtasia.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\Camtasia9-Install.log"

Camtasia 9 Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i camtasia.msi TSC_SOFTWARE_KEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Camtasia9-Install.log"

Customize the Camtasia 9 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 9 Silently

Check out the TechSmith Camtasia 9 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 9 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

camtasia.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

VersionCamtasia 9 Silent Uninstall (Keep Library)
9.1.5MsiExec.exe /x {C3CE5C20-0E41-4400-9E56-136A4FFE2F89} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.1.4MsiExec.exe /x {DC6B0556-9E89-4179-9BD2-3C24CBBA8E44} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.1.2MsiExec.exe /x {33E08945-3D7B-40BB-B34F-1A3C8B9650DE} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.1.1MsiExec.exe /x {9A1BFE8E-398E-497D-B3BE-C1D8688010FC} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.1.0MsiExec.exe /x {28AD42E1-A476-434F-83DD-4BDE762773F2} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.0.5MsiExec.exe /x {1D09B594-C8B5-4CF1-B927-41D9A487799C} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.0.4MsiExec.exe /x {B8A4CB7E-7F5B-484F-A127-E4431000EDCE} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.0.3MsiExec.exe /x {8AD50DED-EE14-4FEC-BC2C-F229C3BEFE58} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {D8A1F37A-B11B-4451-830D-6A243ADE2591} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn
9.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {5B345FC0-9E6D-4D22-9718-682DB0CF2414} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=1 /qn

VersionCamtasia 9 Silent Uninstall (Delete Library)
9.1.5MsiExec.exe /x {C3CE5C20-0E41-4400-9E56-136A4FFE2F89} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.1.4MsiExec.exe /x {DC6B0556-9E89-4179-9BD2-3C24CBBA8E44} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.1.2MsiExec.exe /x {33E08945-3D7B-40BB-B34F-1A3C8B9650DE} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.1.1MsiExec.exe /x {9A1BFE8E-398E-497D-B3BE-C1D8688010FC} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.1.0MsiExec.exe /x {28AD42E1-A476-434F-83DD-4BDE762773F2} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.0.5MsiExec.exe /x {1D09B594-C8B5-4CF1-B927-41D9A487799C} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.0.4MsiExec.exe /x {B8A4CB7E-7F5B-484F-A127-E4431000EDCE} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.0.3MsiExec.exe /x {8AD50DED-EE14-4FEC-BC2C-F229C3BEFE58} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {D8A1F37A-B11B-4451-830D-6A243ADE2591} TSC_KEEP_LIBRARY=0 /qn
9.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {5B345FC0-9E6D-4D22-9718-682DB0CF2414} 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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