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I know it's just an msi, so the usual /qn /qb will be probably do it, but is that all that's needed.

Are any other changes required, (setup.ini or whatever), so that for all UA test disks, I dont need to go through the install VMTools and reboot. I know I can add the drivers etc to my winnt.sif, but I still need the Tools. Also If I install the tools silently, should I then also get rid of the winnt.sif drivers and let them install as part of the VMTools setup.

I'll say what everyone else does, I have searched, but oddly, haven't found anyone even mention VMTools in this scenario.

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In VMware click "Install VMware Tools".

Copy data from mounted image to your host OS

Pack it into an SFX-archive (or not) and use the "/QN"-parameter.

So no, nothing more is needed. :) Drivers and tools will be installed. I even think that the Tools don't install when you try to install it onto a normal OS.

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In VMware click "Install VMware Tools".

Copy data from mounted image to your host OS

Pack it into an SFX-archive (or not) and use the "/QN"-parameter.

this solution works well. further more,

4 items needed from mounted image:

program files\
System32\
1033.mst
VMware Tools.msi

and, in sfx code, the setup line is

Setup=msiexec /i "VMware Tools.msi" /qb /norestart

if u r japanese, use 1041.mst instead of 1033.mst

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Thanks for the answers so far, like I said, I guessed the /qn /qb switches would work, just a question of what to include and any setup changes. For the size of it, I may as well include the mst file just in case.

Is it really worth the drivers from winnt.sif then?

I suppose I could add the following

OemPnPDriversPath = "install\VMTools\program files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs;etc.

to prevent using two copies of them.

Then again would these paths be okay with spaces in them?

It's probably not worth it, unless you know better...

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