Xpra Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Xpra or X Persistent Remote Applications is a tool which runs X clients, typically on a remote host, and directs their display to the local machine without losing any state. It differs from standard “X forwarding” in that it allows disconnection and reconnection without disrupting the forwarded application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Xpra from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Xpra Silently

Xpra Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://xpra.org/
  2. Download the Xpra-x86_64_Setup.exe 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: Xpra-x86_64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Xpra entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Xpra
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Xpra-x86_64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Xpra\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://xpra.org/

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 Xpra 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.

Xpra Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Xpra-x86_64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Xpra-Install.log"

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 Xpra to “C:\Xpra”

Xpra-x86_64_Setup.exe /DIR="C:\Xpra" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Xpra Silently

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

Xpra Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Xpra\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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