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Sonicwall NetExtender silent install

05/21/2012 26833 views

Has anyone successfully deployed this from KACE?  I can't find anything on configuring this without user intervention.

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I was just working on this last week. I was unsuccessful in getting this done. Even if I had the script run as Administrator it would install successfully, but it would not create a Start Menu entry, Desktop icon or anything like that for all users, just for the Administrator account. Other users could go tp the Program Files (x86) folder and open it from there, but it did not even show up for that user in Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. It was really odd.

Answered 05/21/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
4th Degree Black Belt


If it uses an MSI, you can use /q.  More information on MSI options can be found at these links based on the age of the msi package.  Any MSI should support these options.




If you are using an exe, these often vary in how to set up silent installs.  Many use /s or /S.  You may be able to check the installer by running it with /h or /? to see what command line options it supports.

Answered 05/21/2012 by: philologist
Red Belt



NXSetupU.exe /S

Delete Uninstall Shortcut:

del "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Dell SonicWALL NetExtender\Uninstall.lnk"



"C:\Program Files (x86)\SonicWALL\SSL-VPN\NetExtender\uninst.exe" /S


Attention the Uninstall is running synchronous, so it will quit your uninstall command and finish a few seconds/minutes later.


Have a nice day packageeeers



Answered 11/20/2013 by: JoeC
Orange Senior Belt




the command to install it silently if you have the MSI is MSIEXEC.EXE /I <the msi file> /qn /norestart ALLUSERS=2

But there is a problem: if the software was never installed before on the machine  ( >= Vista) the silent installation will not be totally silent due to the fact that the installer want to deploy a device driver signed by SonicWall.

I read on a blog that is possible to contact SonicWall and get a certificate file to deploy to all the computer where you will deploy the SonicWall NetExtender before to deploy it.

Deploying that certificate the OS will not ask the user intervention to approve the installation of the device driver and your installer will really run silently.

 Kind regards,

Marco - StockTrsder

Answered 02/24/2014 by: StockTrader
Red Belt




I was able to extract the certificate myself.

have a look here:



Marco - StockTrader

Answered 02/24/2014 by: StockTrader
Red Belt

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