Windows Admin Center 1904.1 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Windows Admin Center is a locally-deployed browser-based management tool set that lets you manage your Windows Servers with no Azure or cloud dependency. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Windows Admin Center 1904.1 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Windows Admin Center Silently

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-admin-center
  2. Select Download Now
  3. Download the MSI to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i WindowsAdminCenter1904.1.msi SME_PORT=443 SSL_CERTIFICATE_OPTION=generate /qn
  7. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Windows Admin Center shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Windows Admin Center 1904.1
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:1.2.5635.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i WindowsAdminCenter1904.1.msi SME_PORT=443 SSL_CERTIFICATE_OPTION=generate /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {65E83844-8B8A-42ED-B78D-BA021BE4AE83} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {65E83844-8B8A-42ED-B78D-BA021BE4AE83} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-admin-center

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 an Installation Log File

The MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Windows Admin Center 1904.1 Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i WindowsAdminCenter1904.1.msi SME_PORT=443 SSL_CERTIFICATE_OPTION=generate /qn /L*V "%WINDIR%\Temp\WAC-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Windows Admin Center Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
    • Windows Admin Center 1904.1
    • MsiExec.exe /x {65E83844-8B8A-42ED-B78D-BA021BE4AE83} /qn
  3. Press Enter

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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