Xming Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Xming provides the X Window System display server, a set of traditional sample X applications and tools, as well as a set of fonts. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Xming from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Xming Silently

Xming 6.9.0.31 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Xming Installer
  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: Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Xming 6.9.0.31
Vendor:Colin Harrison
Version:6.9.0.31
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Xming\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Xming\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link 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 Xming 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.

Xming Silent Install with Logging

Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Xming-Install.log"

Include Xming Desktop Shortcut

The Xming installer does NOT include a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the Xming desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

Xming Silent Install with Xming Desktop Shortcut

Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Include XLaunch Desktop Shortcut

The Xming installer does NOT include a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the XLaunch desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

Xming Silent Install with XLaunch Desktop Shortcut

Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon2

Change Default Installation Directory

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

Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe /DIR="C:\Xming" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Xming Silently

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

Xming Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Xming\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Xming Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Xming\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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