Performing a Silent Installation for End-User Laptop Package

A silent installation is an automated installation requiring no user input. Prior to running a silent installation, a customized package with all the install choices is created. You can use the Command Center to silently install the end-user Laptop package. For more information, see Adding a Laptop from the Command Center.


The excluded user must initiate the installation so that he is not assigned as the client owner on the registered laptop clients.


Configure the installation to run the following command from the folder containing the laptop package contents.

  • Windows

    Win32_Client.exe /silent /install /silent /authcode authcode

    WinX64_Client.exe /silent /install /silent /authcode authcode

    Where authcode is the authcode which is required if you did not enter the installation user's credentials when the package was created.

    To obtain the authorization code, go to Command Center Companies > Company name > General or Administration > General.

  • Macintosh Operating System (Mac OS)

    Silent macOS packages are built using the macOS pkg framework. These can be directly placed into the Jamf Casper software to run anytime. The package does not take arguments on command line, so you need to create a text file with the arguments, on the local macOS computer.

    On the local macOS computer, create an "install.ini" file in the global application support directory.

    Path to the ini file: /Library/Application Support/Commvault/install.ini

    Parameter inside the ini file:


    PLAN_NAME="Plan name"

    After creating the text file, you can push the macOS.pkg package to the client.

    sudo installer -pkg <path_to_pkg> -target /

For a list of installer error codes, see Installer Error Codes.


The device is auto-activated and end-user is assigned as the owner of the device.