DanReynolds
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Script to uninstall View Agent

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i would like to find a script - powershell or .BAT script to uninstall the VMware View agent "in bulk" - like feeding it a list of machines or pointing it at an OU in AD.

I don't this is possible - but anyone know of any script to "install" the new agent with all the settings you want? I'm sure there is a command line you can pass to the agent install script - I just don't know how well it will work in REAL LIFE.

Dan Reynolds

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surajr04
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There is command to install agent silently.

Procedure

Open a Windows command prompt on the virtual machine or physical PC.

Type the installation command on one line.

The following example installs Horizon Agent with the components Core, VMware Blast, PCoIP, Unity Touch, VmVideo, PSG, View Composer Agent, Virtual Printing, USB redirection, and Real-Time Audio-Video components.

VMware-Horizon-Agent-x86-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_VC_MANAGED_AGENT=1 ADDLOCAL=Core,SVIAgent,ThinPrint,USB,RTAV"

The following example installs Horizon Agent on an unmanaged computer and registers the desktop with the specified View Connection Server, cs1.companydomain.com. In addition, the installer installs the Core, VMware Blast, PCoIP, Unity Touch, VmVideo, PSG, Virtual Printing, and USB redirection components.

VMware-Horizon-Agent-x86-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_VC_MANAGED_AGENT=0 VDM_SERVER_NAME=cs1.companydomain.com VDM_SERVER_USERNAME=admin.companydomain.com VDM_SERVER_PASSWORD=secret ADDLOCAL=Core,ThinPrint,USB"

If you install Horizon Agent on a Windows Server machine, and you intend to configure the machine as a single-user View desktop rather than as an RDS host, you must include the VDM_FORCE_DESKTOP_AGENT=1 property in the installation command. This requirement applies to machines that are managed by vCenter Server and unmanaged machines.

Refer to Install Horizon Agent Silently

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surajr04
VMware Employee
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There is command to install agent silently.

Procedure

Open a Windows command prompt on the virtual machine or physical PC.

Type the installation command on one line.

The following example installs Horizon Agent with the components Core, VMware Blast, PCoIP, Unity Touch, VmVideo, PSG, View Composer Agent, Virtual Printing, USB redirection, and Real-Time Audio-Video components.

VMware-Horizon-Agent-x86-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_VC_MANAGED_AGENT=1 ADDLOCAL=Core,SVIAgent,ThinPrint,USB,RTAV"

The following example installs Horizon Agent on an unmanaged computer and registers the desktop with the specified View Connection Server, cs1.companydomain.com. In addition, the installer installs the Core, VMware Blast, PCoIP, Unity Touch, VmVideo, PSG, Virtual Printing, and USB redirection components.

VMware-Horizon-Agent-x86-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_VC_MANAGED_AGENT=0 VDM_SERVER_NAME=cs1.companydomain.com VDM_SERVER_USERNAME=admin.companydomain.com VDM_SERVER_PASSWORD=secret ADDLOCAL=Core,ThinPrint,USB"

If you install Horizon Agent on a Windows Server machine, and you intend to configure the machine as a single-user View desktop rather than as an RDS host, you must include the VDM_FORCE_DESKTOP_AGENT=1 property in the installation command. This requirement applies to machines that are managed by vCenter Server and unmanaged machines.

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DanReynolds
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surajr04 Do you have a script to uninstall?

Can you point me to the reference for those command line arguments for the install?

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sjesse
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This worked the last time I tried it a few years ago

$application = Get-WmiObject Win32_Product -filter "Name='VMware Horizon View Agent'"

$application.Uninstall()

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