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VMWare 5.0 how to install Silent?


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hmm nice...

going to try to

REG ADD %KEY%\174 /VE /D "VMware" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\174 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\Software\vm\VMware.msi /qn DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0 SERIALNUMBER=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx" /f

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Here's what I use for mine. It's the d/l from the VMTN subscription, but I imagine that it's the same (don't know why it's an exe rather than an msi).

CALL :BuildPackage "Installing VMWare 5.0.0-13124" ^
"%AUTOPATH%\System\VMWare\VMware-workstation-5.0.0-13124.exe /s /v/qb" ^
"*REGEDIT /S %AUTOPATH%\System\VMWare\VMWare.reg"
type %PACKAGE_LOG% >> %XPCD_LOGFILE%

Edited by gosherm
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  • 3 weeks later...
this is how i did it :

VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18007.exe /s /v" /qn ADDLOCAL=ALL DISABLE_AUTORUN=0 SERIALNUMBER=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1"

i get a error,
cant find the vmware-workstation-5.5.0-18007.exe /s /v

i think your " is placed on the wrong place...

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no it's correct but i use this in WPI :

cmd1[pn]=['%cdrom%\\Applications\\VMware\\VMware.exe /s /v" /qn ADDLOCAL=ALL DISABLE_AUTORUN=0 SERIALNUMBER=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1"']

the " needs to be right after /v ---> so it is /v" and the " ends after DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1

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no it's correct but i use this in WPI :

cmd1[pn]=['%cdrom%\\Applications\\VMware\\VMware.exe /s /v" /qn ADDLOCAL=ALL DISABLE_AUTORUN=0 SERIALNUMBER=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1"']

the " needs to be right after /v ---> so it is /v" and the " ends after DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1

ok, i will give it a try (again)... :yes:

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btw if you don't want it to reboot your pc after install use this one :

cmd1[pn]=['%cdrom%\\Applications\\VMware\\VMware.exe /s /v"ADDLOCAL=ALL DISABLE_AUTORUN=0 SERIALNUMBER=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1 /qn"']

i moved the /qn

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btw if you don't want it to reboot your pc after install use this one :

cmd1[pn]=['%cdrom%\\Applications\\VMware\\VMware.exe /s /v"ADDLOCAL=ALL DISABLE_AUTORUN=0 SERIALNUMBER=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1 /qn"']

i moved the /qn

ok, i will give it a try (yes again)... :yes:

EDIT: it works fine now. so no need to make a admin install anymore. thank you :)

Edited by SolidasRock
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