WampServer Silent Install (How-To Guide)

WampServer is a Web development platform on Windows that allows you to create dynamic Web applications with Apache2, PHP, MySQL and MariaDB. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WampServer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install WampServer Silently

WampServer Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wampserver/
  2. Download the wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://wampserver.aviatechno.net/files/vcpackages/all_vc_redist_x86_x64.zip
  4. Download the all_vc_redist_x86_x64.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the contents of all_vc_redist_x86_x64.zip to “C:\Downloads\all_vc_redist_x86_x64”
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\all_vc_redist_x86_x64” folder
  8. Enter the following commands to install the Visual C++ prerequisites:
vcredist_2008_sp1_atl_x64.exe /q
vcredist_2008_sp1_atl_x86.exe /q
vcredist_2008_sp1_mfc_x64.exe /q
vcredist_2008_sp1_mfc_x86.exe /q
vcredist_2008_sp1_x64.exe /q
vcredist_2008_sp1_x86.exe /q
vcredist_2010_sp1_x64.exe /q /norestart
vcredist_2010_sp1_x86.exe /q /norestart
vcredist_2012_upd4_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_2012_upd4_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_2013_upd5_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_2013_upd5_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_2022_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_2022_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  1. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\” folder
  2. Enter the following command: wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  3. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WampServer
Vendor:Dominique Ottello aka Otomatic
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 1)vcredist_2008_sp1_atl_x64.exe /q
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 2)vcredist_2008_sp1_atl_x86.exe /q
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 3)vcredist_2008_sp1_mfc_x64.exe /q
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 4)vcredist_2008_sp1_mfc_x86.exe /q
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 5)vcredist_2008_sp1_x64.exe /q
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 6)vcredist_2008_sp1_x86.exe /q
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 7)vcredist_2010_sp1_x64.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 8)vcredist_2010_sp1_x86.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 9)vcredist_2012_upd4_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 10)vcredist_2012_upd4_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 11)vcredist_2013_upd5_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 12)vcredist_2013_upd5_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 13)vcredist_2022_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (PreReq 14)vcredist_2022_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch:wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"C:\wamp64\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://sourceforge.net/projects/wampserver/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/wampserver-install-and-uninstall-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 WampServer Installation Log File

The WampServer 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.

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\WampServer-Install.log"

Change the WampServer Default Installation Directory

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

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /DIR="C:\WampServer" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include PHP 7.0

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with PHP 7.0

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /COMPONENTS="main,apache,php56,php70,php74,php80,php81,mariadb,mariadb\mariadb106,mysql,mysql\mysql57,apps,apps\phpmyadmin,apps\phpmyadmin49,apps\adminer,apps\phpsysinfo,aestandefault,wampcolors" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include PHP 7.1

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with PHP 7.1

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /COMPONENTS="main,apache,php56,php71,php74,php80,php81,mariadb,mariadb\mariadb106,mysql,mysql\mysql57,apps,apps\phpmyadmin,apps\phpmyadmin49,apps\adminer,apps\phpsysinfo,aestandefault,wampcolors" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include PHP 7.2

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with PHP 7.2

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /COMPONENTS="main,apache,php56,php72,php74,php80,php81,mariadb,mariadb\mariadb106,mysql,mysql\mysql57,apps,apps\phpmyadmin,apps\phpmyadmin49,apps\adminer,apps\phpsysinfo,aestandefault,wampcolors" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include PHP 7.3

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with PHP 7.3

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /COMPONENTS="main,apache,php56,php73,php74,php80,php81,mariadb,mariadb\mariadb106,mysql,mysql\mysql57,apps,apps\phpmyadmin,apps\phpmyadmin49,apps\adminer,apps\phpsysinfo,aestandefault,wampcolors" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include MariaDB 10.5

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with MariaDB 10.5

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /COMPONENTS="main,apache,php56,php74,php80,php81,mariadb,mariadb\mariadb105,mysql,mysql\mysql57,apps,apps\phpmyadmin,apps\phpmyadmin49,apps\adminer,apps\phpsysinfo,aestandefault,wampcolors" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include MySQL 8.0

WampServer Silent Install (EXE) with MySQL 8.0

wampserverx.y.z_x64.exe /COMPONENTS="main,apache,php56,php73,php74,php80,php81,mariadb,mariadb\mariadb106,mysql,mysql\mysql80,apps,apps\phpmyadmin,apps\phpmyadmin49,apps\adminer,apps\phpsysinfo,aestandefault,wampcolors" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall WampServer Silently

Check out the WampServer Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

WampServer Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"C:\wamp64\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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