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VMware Infastrcture Client 2.5 commandline

Trying to run VMware Client from the commandline silently via the msi.
The source has come directly from their site and installs fine, except when run from the commandline the install fails.
Any suggestions on fixes.

Cheers

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
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In these situations, you would typically run both installs with a verbose log and compare the two logs. My guess would be that there is a Custom Action in the UI sequence which doesn't get run in silent install (obviously, since no UI is presented). I'd be surprised to find such a thing in a VMWare MSI, though: they're normally very thorough.
Posted by: Conapps 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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I was installing the wrong exe from the source files provided:
VMware VI Client 2.5\vi - wrong exe
VMware VI Client 2.5\vpx - has the correct exe

Found this command line on the net that installs the Client:
start /wait %~dp0\VMware-viclient.exe /s /w /v"/qr WARNING_LEVEL=0 LICENSING=custom INSTALL_VICLIENT=\"\" REBOOT=SUPPRESS"

Cheers
Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
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The '/V' argument followed by those property/value pairs clearly indicates an MSI-based install so, if you wanted, you could still use the MSI which that EXE extracts.
Posted by: jmcfadyen 12 years ago
5th Degree Black Belt
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its actually better practice to use the extracted msi unless you are also specifying a SOURCELIST property.

when using exe's that contain msi's they tend to extract to %temp% then install the MSI. The issue with this is the SOURCELIST gets set to %temp%. The last step during the installation is often to delete the MSI. This effectively breaks the installation for healing.
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