rampeter
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Upgrade VMtools-Without Reboot

Hi All,

 

   How to update Vm tools in windows servers without reboot ?Any silent installation can be done .Kindly suggest .

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AmzSannegowda
Contributor
Contributor

There are already 2 threads in this forum which might help you

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adding it for you:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/484190?start=0&tstart=0

communities.vmware.com/thread/168530?tstart=0

Thanks,

Amz

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vijayrana968
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Use PowerCLI for this, command are as follows :

Connect-VIServer 'YourVCenter'

Get-VM -Name 'NameOfVM' | Update-Tools -NoReboot

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MKguy
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

You can pass the "REBOOT=ReallySuppress" option to the Windows installer package which will prevent reboots. I'm using the following command to automatically update Tools with custom options:

[VMware Tools installer setup].exe /v /qb-! REINSTALLMODE=vomus ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=Audio,BootCamp,FileIntrospection,Hgfs,NetworkIntrospection,Unity REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Check this article for more information:

Renamed VMware Tools components and automatic installation

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