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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)
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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