How to Install Silently the Visio 2013 Standard?

Hi, Guys.

Can you help me regarding the silent parameters for install and uninstall for Microsoft Visio 2013 Standard?


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Posted by: jfrank 8 years ago
Blue Belt

If you have an MSI file for it, it would be /qn /i for install.

But, if you have the setup.exe (for install) what you want to do is run the Office Customization tool (by running setup.exe /admin); from there you can customize the installation (have it enter the activation key, auto activate, and you can set the Display level to your preference - for silent, you'll use a Display Level of None. That is of course for the installation. Here's a link to the Technet article on the 2013 Office Customization Tool: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097(v=office.15).aspx

The Uninstall command (which you can find from the KACE Software Inventory for Microsoft Vision Standard 2013) is this: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe /uninstall VISSTD /dll OSETUP.DLL 

In order to run it silently, you'll need to create a silent config xml file, which you'll reference with "/config (PATH TO XML FILE) at the end of your uninstall command (/uninstall VISSTD /dll OSETUP.dll /config SilentUninstallConfig.xml)
The XML file should look something like this:

<Configuration Product="ProPlus">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />

Obviously, if you want it to reboot, you can remove the Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT".

Let me know if you have any further questions.


  • Hi, Jake.

    Thanks for this. I'm going to try it. I'm installing using Radia. - jhe 8 years ago
  • Hi Jake,

    do i need to put the MSP file ( i just created) in the same folder as the executable from VISIO.

    Can you answer me please?

    Kind regards,

    Kenan - kenan 7 years ago
    • Kenan - You want to put the MSP file in the folder called Updates, which is in the same location as the executable.

      Let me know if you need further clarification than that. - jfrank 7 years ago
Posted by: bobot4258 6 years ago
White Belt
Just to talk a little bit more about this, in my instance I wanted to silently uninstall Visio 2013 Pro using the K1000.

I first created an XML file like what was posted above called SilentUninstallConfig.xml:

<Configuration Product="vispro">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />

I then placed this on a network share that anyone can access.

Created a script on the K1000 that in Task 1 under "On Success" --> Run a batch file:

xcopy \\server\Kace\SilentUninstallConfig.xml "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\" 

Be sure to checkoff "Wait for Completion"

This places the needed file on the users computer.

Then create a Task 2 and under "On Success" --> Run a batch file

cd "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\

setup.exe /uninstall VISPRO /config SilentUninstallConfig.xml 

Visio will now be silently uninstalled from the computers you need when you run the script.
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