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Deployment Tips (5)

Most Common Setup Type
Legacy Setup with command line support
Average Package Difficulty Rating
Rated 4 / 5 (Somewhat Difficult) based on 2 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
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Note
Doesn't appear to uninstall 7.1.4.16648 properly when the previous version was installed from MSI.

Suggest removing the Previous Version manually from Add/Remove Programs or create a script to run:

msiexec /x {A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA} /qb
(A reboot will be required)

Then install the latest version using the Wrapped MSI:

VMware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780.exe /silent /noSilentReboot /v"QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT=0 DESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 ALLUSERS=1"
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Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
Enter the setup.exe command with any MSI arguments.
setup.exe /S /v "/qn msi_args"

To exclude some of the VMware Tools components, use the ADDLOCAL and REMOVE options.
setup.exe /S /v "/qn msi_args ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=component"

For example, the following command performs a silent installation and suppresses rebooting when installation is complete. This command also installs all components except the shared folders component.

setup.exe /S /v "/qn REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=Hgfs"
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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
Couldn't use the .msi to script with Wise Script, so had to use the .exe.

If you want to include the serial number and no desktop shortcut:
.EXE Path: (name of exe).exe
Command Line: /s /nsr /v "SERIALNUMBER=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" "DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0"

So in Wise Script it would look like :
Execute (path)\(name of exe).exe /s /nsr /v "SERIALNUMBER=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" "DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0" (Wait)
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Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
For the full download of version 8.0.2, the switches don't work as expected. The following worked for me for a silent installation and passing the serial number, however. Following their documentation on silent installation is faulty with this version, 8.0.2.

VMware-workstation-full-8.0.2-591240.exe /s /v SERIALNUMBER="XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXX"
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Command Line
Install: VMware-workstation-full-8.0.2-591240.exe /s /v DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0 QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT=0 SERIALNUMBER="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" /qn Uninstall: MsiExec.exe /x {0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6} REMOVE_ACCOUNT_INFO=1 REMOVE_LICENSE=1 REMOVE_SETTINGSFILES=1 /qn
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Workstation

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8.0.2.28060

Uninstall String

C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\uninstall.exe -x -S "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\"

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