TinkerPlots Silent Install (How-To Guide)

TinkerPlots is exploratory data analysis and modeling software designed for use by middle school through university students. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of TinkerPlots from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install TinkerPlots Silently

TinkerPlots Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.tinkerplots.com/get
  2. Download the TinkerPlots_x_y_z_Windows_installer.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:
TinkerPlots_x_y_z_Windows_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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

Software Title:TinkerPlots
Vendor:Learn Troop
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:TinkerPlots_x_y_z_Windows_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\TinkerPlots3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TinkerPlots3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.tinkerplots.com/get
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/tinkerplots-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-tinkerplots-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 TinkerPlots Installation Log File

The TinkerPlots 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.

TinkerPlots Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

TinkerPlots_x_y_z_Windows_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\TinkerPlots-Install.log"

Change the TinkerPlots Default Installation Directory

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

TinkerPlots_x_y_z_Windows_installer.exe /DIR="C:\TinkerPlots" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the TinkerPlots Desktop Shortcut During Install

The TinkerPlots installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

TinkerPlots Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

TinkerPlots_x_y_z_Windows_installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Register TinkerPlots from the Command Line

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TinkerPlots3\TinkerPlots.exe" --register ABCDEF-123456-GHIJKL-789012 –-silent

How to Uninstall TinkerPlots Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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

TinkerPlots 3 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\TinkerPlots3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

TinkerPlots 3 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TinkerPlots3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

TinkerPlots 2.3 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\TinkerPlots2.3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

TinkerPlots 2.3 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TinkerPlots2.3\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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