Silent Installation of Cisco AnyConnect Client 3 for Windows

A user has asked me to install Cisco AnyConnect client on several machines. It’s tedious to visit each machine and install the client one by one. I tried to see if there was an option for silent installation and, indeed, there is. You can actually use the MSI option with the executable. Here is an example.

anyconnect-win-3.1.00495-web-deploy-k9.exe /qn

This tells the program to install quietly without GUI. Combine this with the psexec utility, and you can use this command to install the client on a remote computer.

psexec -c \\computer_name anyconnect-win-3.1.00495-web-deploy-k9.exe /qn

It only takes a few seconds to install the client.