UltraVNC Silent Install (How-To Guide)


UltraVNC is an open source application that uses the VNC protocol to control another computer remotely over a network connection. UltraVNC allows the use of a remote computer as if the user were in front of it. This is achieved by sending mouse movements and key-presses to the remote computer, and replicating the remote computer’s display (subject to differences in resolution) locally in real time. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of UltraVNC from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install UltraVNC Silently

UltraVNC x86 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://uvnc.com/downloads/ultravnc.html
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Select the X86 Download
  4. Download the UltraVNC_x_y_z_X86_Setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: UltraVNC_x_y_z_X86_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  8. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find UltraVNC entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:UltraVNC
Vendor:uvnc bvba
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:UltraVNC_x_y_z_X86_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://uvnc.com/downloads/ultravnc.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/ultravnc-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-ultravnc-powershell/

UltraVNC x64 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://uvnc.com/downloads/ultravnc.html
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Select the X64 Download
  4. Download the UltraVNC_x_y_z_X64_Setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: UltraVNC_x_y_z_X64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:UltraVNC
Vendor:uvnc bvba
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:UltraVNC_x_y_z_X64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://uvnc.com/downloads/ultravnc.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/ultravnc-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-ultravnc-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 UltraVNC Installation Log File

The UltraVNC 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.

UltraVNC Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\UltraVNCx86-Install.log"

Change the UltraVNC Default Installation Directory

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

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /DIR="C:\UltraVNC" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the UltraVNC Desktop Shortcuts During Install

The UltraVNC installer does not create desktop shortcuts by default. If you want the desktop shortcuts, then you can run the following command line switches to include them.

UltraVNC Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcuts

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Register UltraVNC Server as a System Service

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=installservice

Start or Restart UltraVNC Service

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=startservice

Associate UltraVNC Viewer with the .vnc File Extension

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=associate

Add Virtual Mirror Driver (Win 10)

UltraVNC_x_y_z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=installdriver

Create a Custom UltraVNC Configuration File (.inf)

UltraVNC x86 Silent Install Using Configuration File (.inf)

  • 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:
UltraVNC_x_y_z_X86_Setup.exe /SAVEINF=.\UltraVNCx86.inf
  • The UltraVNC Wizard will open. Walk through the wizard and select the components and settings that you want to use in your install
  • Click Install to generate the custom configuration file (.inf)
  • The UltraVNCx86.inf file will be created in the same directory as the EXE installer
  • Uninstall UltraVNC to test newly created configuration file
  • Enter the following command:
UltraVNC_x_y_z_X86_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF=.\UltraVNCx86.inf

UltraVNC x64 Silent Install Using Configuration File (.inf)

  • 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:
UltraVNC_x_y_z_X64_Setup.exe /SAVEINF=.\UltraVNCx64.inf
  • The UltraVNC Wizard will open. Walk through the wizard and select the components and settings that you want to use in your install
  • Click Install to generate the custom configuration file (.inf)
  • The UltraVNCx64.inf file will be created in the same directory as the EXE installer
  • Uninstall UltraVNC to test newly created configuration file
  • Enter the following command:
UltraVNC_x_y_z_X64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF=.\UltraVNCx64.inf

How to Uninstall UltraVNC Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

UltraVNC Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
UltraVNC 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:

UltraVNC x86 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

UltraVNC x86 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

UltraVNC x64 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\uvnc bvba\UltraVNC\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.

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