GVC 4.10.6 Quiet Installation?
Is there a way to install recent versions of the Global VPN Client (e.g. version 4.10.6) without user interaction?
According to the Command‐Line Options for Installation section of the SonicWall Global VPN Client 4.10 Administration Guide, the
/Q option can be used for "quiet mode". It worked with GVCSetup64_4.10.2.0428_EN.exe (and GVCSetup64_188.8.131.522_EN.exe) but does not work with 184-010739-00_REV_A_GVCSetup64.exe (for 4.10.6.0913) which is currently linked from https://www.sonicwall.com/products/remote-access/vpn-clients/. The installer user interface appears as if
/Q were not present. Is there an alternative we can use?
P.S. For reference, I'm using Windows 10 (10.0.19043 Build 19043).
Chojin Enthusiast ✭✭
Hi did you try unzip the .exe file and run this from the unpacked folder?
msiexec.exe /I "GVCInstall64.msi" /qn0
You can use AppDeploy Repackager from https://www.itninja.com/blog/view/how-to-use-the-appdeploy-repackager
Interesting. Thanks @MitatOnge! That looks like a reasonable workaround for a lot of cases. It's unfortunate that it requires a third-party tool, which rules out other deployment methods, like winget, but it does look nicer than the AutoHotkey script I'm currently using!
Thanks @Chojin, your post prompted me double-check: The Download button on https://www.sonicwall.com/products/remote-access/vpn-clients/ now points to https://software.sonicwall.com/NetExtender/NetExtender-x64-10.2.322.MSI which can indeed be run silently with `msiexec /i /qn`. No unzip step required. Thanks!
Whoops. Just realized this problem was with Global VPN Client rather than NetExtender. Is there a supported way to "unzip the .exe" or does it require a third-party tool like 7-Zip?
Edit: I can confirm that extracting GVCInstall64.msi from https://software.sonicwall.com/GlobalVPNClient/184-010866-00_REV_A_GVCSetup64.exe and running
msiexec /i GVCInstall64.msi /qnworks. Thanks! (Previously it wasn't working for me due to PowerShell completing the command as
msiexec /i ./GVCInstall64.msi /qnwhich does nothing.)
Edit 2: Even though it requires a third-party tool, I'll accept that answer. My apologies to @Micah for pinging you earlier. No need to un-accept the accepted answer.
Hey great it worked...and yes i Unziped the .exe with 7-Zip