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Most Common Setup Type
Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Average Package Difficulty Rating
Rated 2 / 5 (Somewhat Easy) based on 1 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
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Command Line

Silent Install of VMware Tools From The Command Line

If you have been using vSphere for any length of time, you have already come to know what a God-send and how essential VMware Tools is. For the majority of admins, being able to install VMware Tools using the Thick client drop-down and now from the web-client, is sufficient. However, there are times that you may want to have this scripted. To do a silent install of VMware Tools on a Windows VM you can do the following:

  • Copy the VMware Tools Installer to a local or shared folder
    • Note: There are 2 different installers: Setup.exe and Setup64.exe Choose according to the corresponding OS
  • Open Command Prompt
  • Browse to the folder that includes the setup file
  • type .\setup64.exe /s /v “/qn reboot=r”

The /qn means it will be a silent (quiet) installation, there will be no GUI.

reboot=r will keep your VM from restarting after the installation completes

s – silent execution

v – sends all parameters directly to the msi file.


Taken from https://www.brianjgraf.com/2013/12/07/silent-install-vmware-tools-command-line/ 

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Platform(s): Windows
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