WMI Lab Silent Install (How-To Guide)


WMI Lab is an application that expands on functions offered in common WMI tools to allow for the inspection, querying, deeper interrogation and code generation of WMI classes on local or remote Windows systems. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WMI Lab from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install WMI Lab Silently

WMI Lab 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 WMILabInstaller.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the WMILab shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:WMILab
Vendor:http://cavaliercoder.com
Version:0.1.0.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i WMILabInstaller.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {1078E406-F5BF-4129-A9CC-8C989A0222FF} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {1078E406-F5BF-4129-A9CC-8C989A0222FF} /qn
Download Link:https://sourceforge.net/projects/wmilab/

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.

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WMI Lab Silent Install with Logging

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

How to Uninstall WMI Lab Silently

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

WMI Lab 0.1.0.0 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {1078E406-F5BF-4129-A9CC-8C989A0222FF} /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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