I'm currently running VMware Workstation 15.5.2. I live in a rural area so use satellite. I do my major downloads during the night (2:00 - 8:00 AM) so I have prime time minutes available throughout the month. I try to setup my downloads using Windows 10 scheduler. I had three systems to update to 15.5.2 and I had to set an alarm to get up at 2:00 AM and start the downloads.
Has anyone created a Windows 10 scheduler task to kick off workstation updates at a specific day/time?
In advance, thank you,
Follow-up: I have found several applications in "Program Files(x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation". In the "tools-upgraders" directory, there are some applications but these appear to be for upgrading the 'VMware tools'. Is there an upgrade application specific to upgrading VMware Workstation? If yes, then I can create a task that calls that application when I receive an update notice.
Again, in advance, thank you,
I'm not aware of a seperate application for checking if there are updates.
You can however check this URL:
If it gives a different binary then there's an update.
You could work that out with for example curl (which has a windows variant)
HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 22:36:35 GMT
Set-Cookie: myvmware-wwwa-prod=!d9x511awCbrMV3yLatGZPZOY2X6Sa28lgBGT/5D23QnT+MRCrPptlgL9njxeAIpJ3xcCNU7mPjxDbcegLsbF0Cmciw2+EeCzpvmTXtYPmVGrH33AEtQgNJvvYzGwf11le6RC+hQlKfu218Jkxa72Ug+gDpXN5dU=; path=/; Httponly
Set-Cookie: myvmware-www=!I1Vk+mnSGrNB9peLatGZPZOY2X6Sa5Ym7QF25Zhzl5UMdH0uQt2gKL0lfq6mNy9of+JHDJSVhSHu2ctXuL7KQ1K2qOLbZIkpI3rIAmM99kL8k0bpgqgohStjKk6xTfYBXU/9wjLEOYwcMGKKasy71jUDRsvJoO0=; path=/; Httponly; Secure
As you can see the line starting with "Location: " has the actual binary you would download.