WireEdit Silent Install (How-To Guide)

WireEdit is a free desktop WYSIWYG editor for network packets. It allows editing any stack layer as rich text without having any knowledge of packets syntax and encoding rules. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WireEdit from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install WireEdit Silently

WireEdit 2.10.62 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the file 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: MsiExec.exe /i WireEdit-2.10.62.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WireEdit
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i WireEdit-2.10.62.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {2A496BAE-6C8E-4CDC-9B1B-30952D6D234D} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {2A496BAE-6C8E-4CDC-9B1B-30952D6D234D} /qn
Download Link:https://omnipacket.com/downloads

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 command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

WireEdit Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i WireEdit-2.10.62.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WireEdit-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

MsiExec.exe /i WireEdit-2.10.62.msi INSTALLDIR=C:\WireEdit /qn

Disable Check For Updates

You can also disable the check for updates by using the following command line parameter.

MsiExec.exe /i WireEdit-2.10.62.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

How to Uninstall WireEdit Silently

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

WireEdit 2.10.62 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {2A496BAE-6C8E-4CDC-9B1B-30952D6D234D} /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.

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