You can use the silent installation feature of the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) to install a replicated instance of View Connection Server on several Windows computers. In a silent installation, you use the command line and do not have to respond to wizard prompts.

With silent installation, you can efficiently deploy View components in a large enterprise.

Verify that at least one View Connection Server instance is installed and configured on the network.

To install the replicated instance, you must log in as a user with credentials to access the View Administrators account. You specify the View Administrators account when you install the first instance of View Connection Server. The account can be the local Administrators group or a domain user or group account. See Install View Connection Server with a New Configuration.

Verify that you can log in as a domain user with administrator privileges on the Windows Server computer on which you plan to install the replicated instance.

If the existing View Connection Server instance is in a different domain than the replicated instance, the domain user must also have View Administrator privileges on the Windows Server computer where the existing instance is installed.

Verify that your installation satisfies the requirements described in View Connection Server Requirements.

Verify that the computers on which you install replicated View Connection Server instances are connected over a high-performance LAN. See Network Requirements for Replicated View Connection Server Instances.

Prepare your environment for the installation. See Installation Prerequisites for View Connection Server.

Familiarize yourself with the MSI installer command-line options. See Microsoft Windows Installer Command-Line Options.

Familiarize yourself with the silent installation properties available with a replica installation of View Connection Server. See Silent Installation Properties for a Replicated Instance of View Connection Server.

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Download the View Connection Server installer file from the VMware product page at http://www.vmware.com/products/ to the Windows Server computer.

The installer filename is VMware-viewconnectionserver-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe or VMware-viewconnectionserver-x86_64-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe, where xxxxxx is the build number and y.y.y is the version number.

2

Open a command prompt on the Windows Server computer.

3

Type the installation command on one line.

For example: VMware-viewconnectionserver-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=2 ADAM_PRIMARY_NAME=cs1.companydomain.com"

The VMware View services are installed on the Windows Server computer. For details, see Install a Replicated Instance of View Connection Server.