You can use the silent installation feature of the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) to perform a standard installation 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 you can log in as a domain user with administrator privileges on the Windows Server computer on which you install View Connection Server.

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

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

Verify that the Windows computer on which you install View Connection Server has version 2.0 or later of the MSI runtime engine. For details, see the Microsoft Web site.

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 standard installation of View Connection Server. See Silent Installation Properties for a View Connection Server Standard Installation.

1

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=1"

The VMware View services are installed on the Windows Server computer. For details, see Install View Connection Server with a New Configuration.