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

Verify that you have local administrator privileges on the Windows Server on which you will install View Transfer Server.

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

Verify that you have a license to install View Transfer Server and use local desktops.

Verify that the virtual machine on which you install View Transfer 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 View Transfer Server. See Silent Installation Properties for View Transfer Server.

Verify that the Windows Installer group policies that are required for silent installation are configured on the Windows Server computer. See Set Group Policies to Allow Silent Installation of View Transfer Server.

Caution

Verify that the virtual machine that hosts View Transfer Server is configured with an LSI Logic Parallel SCSI controller. You cannot install View Transfer Server on a virtual machine with a SAS or VMware paravirtual controller.

On Windows Server 2008 virtual machines, the LSI Logic SAS controller is selected by default. You must change this selection to an LSI Logic Parallel controller before you install the operating system.

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=4"

The VMware View Transfer Server, View Transfer Server Control Service, and VMware View Framework Component services are installed and started on the virtual machine.

In View Administrator, add View Transfer Server to your View Manager deployment.