b_at_work
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Contributor

Unattended installation of VMRC 7.0.1 - MSI install switches?

I need to push VMware-VMRC-7.-0.1.msi to a number of users, preferably without user input. What are the installation switches / properties I'm allowed to modify? I don't want checkboxes like "Check for product updates on startup" selected on startup. Thank you.

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kfoster
Contributor
Contributor

I was looking for the same info.

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CQuartetti
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I'm sorry, we don't have switches set up to control these options.

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admin
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Immortal

msiexec /i "c:\VMware-VMRC-7.0.1-2508353.msi" /QN /L* "c:\vmrc.log" EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0

where 0 = no and 1 = yes. Tested aok.

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georgebluff
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Contributor

Do you have a copy of the .msi? I am trying to remove this version and cannot find the download.

Thanks!

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CQuartetti
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

It looks like the non-current installers have been removed from vmware.com. Have you tried installing VMRC 8.0 over VMRC 7.0.1 then uninstalling with the 8.0 msi? This works through the GUI, I haven't tried unattended.

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lagrimadeloro
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Contributor

I successfully used the options today with version 9.0.0-4288332.

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CQuartetti
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Command for the .exe installer (VMRC 10.0.2 and newer):

VMware-VMRC-10.0.2-7096020.exe /V /Qn EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 ATACOLLECTION=0 /L "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\vmrc.log"

Note the "n" after "/Q" must be lower case.

ivanerben
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

It seems we can extract msi to %temp% from this exe using /x parameter....

BHallBCBSLA
Contributor
Contributor

Combine this with the above flags and I was able to get the latest 10.0.3 packaged and deployed.

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