Contributor

## I need to know how to install just the agent from the command line.

I am using the VMware-converter-en-6.2.0-8466193 installer.  I am using a script to install it silently.  I would like to learn how to tell the installer to install just the agent.  Does anyone know how to do that?

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Enthusiast

This takes a few steps. I am assuming you have the file VMware-Converter-Agent.exe found in C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

You then need to extract the MSI from the .exe. In a command prompt browse to a folder with the .exe in, say C:\Temp. Then run:

VMware-Converter-Agent.exe /s /x /b:"C:\Temp" /v"/qn"

This will extract the file VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent.msi to C:\Temp

You can then install the agent silently by using the command:

"VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent.msi" /qn

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Enthusiast

This takes a few steps. I am assuming you have the file VMware-Converter-Agent.exe found in C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

You then need to extract the MSI from the .exe. In a command prompt browse to a folder with the .exe in, say C:\Temp. Then run:

VMware-Converter-Agent.exe /s /x /b:"C:\Temp" /v"/qn"

This will extract the file VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent.msi to C:\Temp

You can then install the agent silently by using the command:

"VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent.msi" /qn

Contributor

Thanks for the quick response.  I will get right on it and let you know how it goes.

Is this documented anywhere?  I searched all over the place.

Contributor

That worked!  Thanks.  Just the agent is now listed in the control panel.

Enthusiast

No it's not documented. Just figured it out for you!

VMware Employee

Try install with the following line:

VMware-Converter-Agent.exe /s /v"/qn /l*v %TEMP%\vmconvagentmsi.log REBOOT=ReallySuppress AGENT_PORT=9089 VMSYSTEMP=%TEMP%"

HTH