I'm trying to create a new package/advertisment for VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 in our SCCM 2007 Environment. I've created a new package and program as per the documentation. When I run this command manually on a machine it installs completely fine, but when I try to run this same command as part of the SCCM advertisement it does not install. The command line is;

VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310.exe /s /nsr /v EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0

To make things more confusing, I can see the Installation exe is running on the target machine, in tskmgr, but after 5 mins it stops and the install is not completed. The SCCM report claims the deployment was a success.

Please help, i can't understand why the command runs manualy but SCCM has so much trouble with it!

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In the time it took to approve my account i've answered my own question.

Extract the .exe installer and then run the resulting MSI Thus:

Msiexec.exe /i "vmwareworkstation_x64.msi" /qb EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0

VMWare documentation sucks....
Answered 10/31/2014 by: Osiris
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  • Most vendor documentation sucks - but most application packagers will know to look for internal MSI files.
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if you're installing a Licensed VM Ware Work station product then try installing in User Context from SCCM. 
Answered 10/31/2014 by: ontari
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