How to install and configure FileZilla silently

The following process has been tested and confirmed working with FileZilla 3.22.x and ConfigMgr / SCCM R2.

It does the following tasks:

  • Uninstalls any existing versions of FileZilla
  • Installs FileZilla for the operating systems architecture (32-bit or 64-bit)
Having troubles with the instructions? Take a look at the example download.
Full Download: FileZillaSilentInstall.zip

 

  1. Download both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the EXE installation files from https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1
  2. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information
@echo off
cls
echo --------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo .
echo .           Installing FileZilla - Please Wait.
echo .         (This window will close once installed)
echo .

REM Uninstall any previous version of FileZilla
if exist "%programfiles%\FileZilla FTP Client\uninstall.exe" "%programfiles%\FileZilla FTP Client\uninstall.exe" /S
if exist "%programfiles(x86)%\FileZilla FTP Client\uninstall.exe" "%programfiles(x86)%\FileZilla FTP Client\uninstall.exe" /S

REM Silent install FileZilla for 64-bit
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) "%~dp0FileZilla_3.22.1_win64-setup.exe" /S
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) exit

REM Silent install FileZilla for 32-bit
"%~dp0FileZilla_3.22.1_win32-setup.exe" /S
  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.