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

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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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CWestwater
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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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CWestwater
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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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ADKeizer
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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.

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

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

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POCEH
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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

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