How to install Silverlight 5 silently

The following process to install Microsoft Silverlight silently has been tested and confirmed working with Silverlight 5.x and ConfigMgr / SCCM R2.

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  1. Download the 32-bit version of Silverlight from
  2. Download the 64-bit version of Silverlight from
  3. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information
@echo off
echo --------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo .      Installing Microsoft Silverlight - Please Wait.
echo .         (This window will close once installed)
echo .

REM Silent install Silverlight for 64-bit
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) "%~dp0Silverlight_x64.exe" /q /doNotRequireDRMPrompt /noupdate
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) exit

REM Silent install Silverlight for 32-bit
"%~dp0Silverlight.exe" /q /doNotRequireDRMPrompt /noupdate
  1. Copy the two exe install files and install.cmd to your software package share
  2. You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd

For more information on creating SCCM packages see distribute software using SCCM.