XML Notepad Silent Install (How-To Guide)

XML Notepad is an open-source XML editor that features incremental search in both tree and text views, drag/drop support, IntelliSense, find/replace with regular expressions and XPath expressions, and support for XInclude. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XML Notepad from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install XML Notepad Silently

XML Notepad Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Extract the zip files 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 XmlNotepadSetup.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:XML Notepad
Vendor:Lovett Software
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i XmlNotepadSetup.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {F7831A51-60F9-43E2-84EA-76EFC7B07E97} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {F7831A51-60F9-43E2-84EA-76EFC7B07E97} /qn
Download Link:https://github.com/microsoft/xmlnotepad

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.

XML Notepad Silent Install with Logging

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

How to Uninstall XML Notepad Silently

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

XML Notepad Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {F7831A51-60F9-43E2-84EA-76EFC7B07E97} /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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