Letbetterp
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vCenter 5.5 Modify VMware Tools for push to VM's

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We use vShield End Point and Trend Micro Deep Security 9 for vm protection

Can you modify vmware tools to include VMCI Driver and sub contents? (Also takes a reboot)

Then push to selected VM's instead of the manual way. Have about 300 vm's

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Letbetterp
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Re: vCenter 5.5 Modify VMware Tools for push to VM's

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This command needed to install all vmware tools in the advanced window was "/s /v /qn ADDLOCAL=All "

Customizing the VMware Tools installation on Windows

The answer is in the vSphere docs. Actually it's only a matter of using the right command line parameters for msiexec.exe resp. setup.exe, namely ADDLOCAL and REMOVE. Examples:

I like to do a fresh install of the VMware Tools 5.5 by using the following command line:

  setup[64].exe /s /v /qn ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=Hgfs,WYSE,Audio,BootCamp,Unity,VShield,TrayIcon

(This is one line)

And for updating an older installation I use the following command line:

  setup[64].exe /s /v /qn REINSTALLMODE=vomus ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=Hgfs,WYSE,Audio,BootCamp,Unity,VShield,TrayIcon

(This is also one line)

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Re: vCenter 5.5 Modify VMware Tools for push to VM's

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This document might help you achieve what you want to do -> vSphere Documentation Center

Letbetterp
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Re: vCenter 5.5 Modify VMware Tools for push to VM's

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This command needed to install all vmware tools in the advanced window was "/s /v /qn ADDLOCAL=All "

Customizing the VMware Tools installation on Windows

The answer is in the vSphere docs. Actually it's only a matter of using the right command line parameters for msiexec.exe resp. setup.exe, namely ADDLOCAL and REMOVE. Examples:

I like to do a fresh install of the VMware Tools 5.5 by using the following command line:

  setup[64].exe /s /v /qn ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=Hgfs,WYSE,Audio,BootCamp,Unity,VShield,TrayIcon

(This is one line)

And for updating an older installation I use the following command line:

  setup[64].exe /s /v /qn REINSTALLMODE=vomus ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=Hgfs,WYSE,Audio,BootCamp,Unity,VShield,TrayIcon

(This is also one line)

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