Trimble Connect Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Trimble Connect is a cloud-based collaboration and project management platform, primarily designed for the construction and building industry. It enables project stakeholders to collaborate on projects, manage data, view 3D models, and streamline communication and scheduling, ultimately improving efficiency and coordination in construction projects. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Trimble Connect from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Trimble Connect Silently

Trimble Connect Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.tekla.com/download-trimble-connect
  2. Download the TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.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: TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /v/qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Trimble Connect
Vendor:Trimble Solutions Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:Trimble Connect Download
PowerShell Script:Trimble Connect | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Trimble Connect | Custom Detection Script

Trimble Connect Silent Install (MSI)

  • Navigate to: https://download.tekla.com/download-trimble-connect
  • Download the TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command to extract the MSI:
TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads\TrimbleConnect" /v"/qn"
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\TrimbleConnect folder
  • Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i "Trimble Connect.msi" /qn

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

Software Title:Trimble Connect
Vendor:Trimble Solutions Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i "Trimble Connect.msi" /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x "Trimble Connect.msi" /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa "Trimble Connect.msi" /qn
Download Link:Trimble Connect Download
PowerShell Script:Trimble Connect | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Trimble Connect | 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

Create a Trimble Connect Installation Log File

The Trimble Connect 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.

Trimble Connect Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /v"/qn /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\TrimbleConnect-Install.log"

Trimble Connect Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "Trimble Connect.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\TrimbleConnect-Install.log"

Change the Trimble Connect Default Installation Directory

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

Trimble Connect (EXE)

TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /v"INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Trimble\Trimble Connect\" /qn"

Trimble Connect (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i "Trimble Connect.msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\Trimble\Trimble Connect" /qn

How to Uninstall Trimble Connect Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Trimble Connect Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Trimble Connect 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:

Trimble Connect Silent Uninstall (EXE)

TrimbleConnectSetup-x.y.z-x64.exe /S /x /v/qn

Trimble Connect Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x "Trimble Connect.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.

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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