How to install Vanta via a command line on Windows

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This is a guide on how to install Vanta on a Windows device using a command line.



  • Both your computer's administrator account and the Vanta web app's administrator account are required. You must contact the system administrator of your company if you do not have administrator access to your computer.
  • The Vanta key for your company must be obtained from an administrator if you do not already have access to Vanta. We are unable to give it to you since the key is confidential information. The Vanta key must be obtained by your administrator from this site's computers page and given to you. Here's how your admin can retrieve the Vanta key:
    • Visit the Computers page -> Unmonitored tab
    • Select 'View setup instructions'
    • Select 'Option 3: MDM and Vanta Agent'
    • Follow the direction for Windows



1. Launch Command Prompt in administrator mode.


2. Enter the command after pasting it into the window.
curl -Lo vanta.msi

The installer will be downloaded and placed in the C: WindowsSystem32 directory.


3. Ask your administrator to take your Vanta Key from the unmonitored tab, View Setup instruction, Option 3, in Vanta (a Vanta admin must do this):



4. Update YOUR VANTA KEY to your Vanta key that you obtained in step 3 and to your email address before pasting the following command into a notepad:

msiexec /i vanta.msi /passive /qn VANTA_KEY="YOUR_VANTA_KEY" VANTA_OWNER_EMAIL=""


5. Enter after pasting the command into the command prompt:

Vanta has been installed, but it will appear that nothing has happened!

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