TestNav Silent Install (How-To Guide)


TestNav is Pearson’s online test delivery platform. It enables test items to be delivered online securely and reliably in a consistent manner. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of TestNav from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install TestNav Silently

TestNav Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.testnav.com/
  2. Download the Windows 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: testnav-x.y.z.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:TestNav
Vendor:Pearson
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:testnav-x.y.z.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\TestNav\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TestNav\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://download.testnav.com/

TestNav Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.testnav.com/
  2. Download the Windows 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 testnav-x.y.z.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:TestNav
Vendor:Pearson
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i testnav-x.y.z.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x testnav-x.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa testnav-x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:https://download.testnav.com/

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 an Installation Log File

The TestNav 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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TestNav Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

testnav-x.y.z.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\TestNav-Install.log"

TestNav Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i testnav-x.y.z.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\TestNav-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

testnav-x.y.z.exe /SP- /DIR="C:\TestNav" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall TestNav Silently

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

TestNav Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

TestNav Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

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

TestNav Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x testnav-x.y.z.msi /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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