VictronConnect Silent Install (How-To Guide)

VictronConnect lets you get live status info and configure Victron products using a VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle or a VE.Direct to USB interface. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of VictronConnect from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install VictronConnect Silently

VictronConnect Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the VictronConnectInstaller.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 commands:
VictronConnectInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
TASKKILL /F /IM VictronConnect.exe

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

Software Title:VictronConnect
Vendor:Victron Energy
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step1)VictronConnectInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Install Switch (Step2)TASKKILL /F /IM VictronConnect.exe
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Victron Energy\VictronConnect\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Victron Energy\VictronConnect\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
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 VictronConnect Installation Log File

The VictronConnect 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.

VictronConnect Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

VictronConnectInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\VictronConnect-Install.log"
TASKKILL /F /IM VictronConnect.exe

Change the VictronConnect Default Installation Directory

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

VictronConnectInstaller.exe /DIR="C:\VictronConnect" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
TASKKILL /F /IM VictronConnect.exe

Exclude the VictronConnect Desktop Shortcut During Install

The VictronConnect 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.

VictronConnect Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

VictronConnectInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!veconnectdesktopicon
TASKKILL /F /IM VictronConnect.exe

How to Uninstall VictronConnect Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

VictronConnect Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
VictronConnect 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:

VictronConnect Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Victron Energy\VictronConnect\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

VictronConnect Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Victron Energy\VictronConnect\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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