balubeto
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[WS12] Preventing the updates during the installation of Windows 10 Enterprise

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On a computer in the my network, which has Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, I installed Workstation Pro 12.

I installed Windows 10 Enterprise on a VM and I noticed that, during its installation, Windows 10 automatically searches for and installs the updates.

Now, how do I configure the VM in order to prevent this?

Thanks

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Bernd_Nowak
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I made a mistake Smiley Happy

Unselect the "Connect at power on" and you have the needed behavior. The "Connected" is similiar to the second screenshot but would not help much. Sorry for my mistake.

Smiley Happy

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rcporto
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From VMware side you can just disconnect the Windows 10 virtual network adapter during the installation... and after the installation you can enable again.

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balubeto
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How do I do this? When I will have to install the VMWare Tools?

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balubeto
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balubeto
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I'm still waiting for your answer.

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balubeto
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Sreekanth45
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Hi,

To avoid the  automatic updates, Stop/disable the "windows update" service  and then install the VM tools.

To install VMware Tools in a Windows guest operating system:

  1. Ensure that your Windows virtual machine is powered on.
  2. Log in to the virtual machine as a user with Administrative privileges.
  3. When the desktop is loaded, click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
  4. The installation wizard appears inside of the virtual machine's console.

    Note: If the VMware Tools installation does not start automatically, you may have CDROM Autorun disabled in your Windows environment. To manually run the installation double-click Computer and double-click on the CDROM to run it.

  5. Follow the prompts in the wizard to complete the VMware Tools installation. Choose the Typical installation option.
  6. When the VMware Tools installation has finished, restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.


To install VMware Tools in a Windows guest operating system without using GUI interface:

  1. Ensure that your Windows virtual machine is powered on.
  2. Log in to the virtual machine as a user with Administrative privileges.
  3. When the desktop is loaded, click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
  4. Open the command prompt from Task Manager by selecting a new task option and entering cmd.
  5. Change the directory to the CDROM drive letter.
  6. When the VMware Tools installation is finished, restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.


To perform a silent, non-GUI with suppressed reboot VMware Tools installation in a Windows guest operating system:

In ESXi 5.0.x and earlier versions, run this command:

setup.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"

In ESXi 5.1.x, run this command:

setup.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=R"

Note: The installer may indicate if a reboot is necessary by exiting with ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED.

Alternatively, in vCenter Server, right-click a virtual machine, click Install/Upgrade VMware Tools, and enter this in the Advanced field:

/S /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"

In vCenter Server 5.1.x, the Advanced field is:

/S /v"/qn REBOOT=R"

Notes:

  • VMware Tools, and windows requires a reboot, if by chance you suppress this reboot the behavior of Windows and how it handles the VMXNET3 driver can be sporadic and could not work until a reboot is performed. E1000 will not suffer from this issue.
  • If your problem still exists after trying the steps in this article, file a support request with VMware Support and note this Knowledge Base article ID (1018377) in the problem description.
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balubeto
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In a VM of WS12, how do I make sure that the network adapter always remains disconnected during the installation of Windows 10 so that it can not download any updates?

Thanks

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balubeto
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Bernd_Nowak
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This VM setting is equal to a physical PC with network card but removed network cable.

VMNetworkSettings.png

You can also disconnect it via the vm runtime settings:

VMNetworkSettingsRuntime.png

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Bernd_Nowak
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I made a mistake Smiley Happy

Unselect the "Connect at power on" and you have the needed behavior. The "Connected" is similiar to the second screenshot but would not help much. Sorry for my mistake.

Smiley Happy

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