You can include specific properties when you silently install View Agent from the command line. You must use a PROPERTY=value format so that Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) can interpret the properties and values.

The following table shows the View Agent silent installation properties that you can use at the command-line.

MSI Properties for Silently Installing View Agent

MSI Property

Description

Default Value

INSTALLDIR

The path and folder in which the View Agent software is installed.

For example: INSTALLDIR=""D:\abc\my folder""

The sets of two double quotes that enclose the path permit the MSI installer to ignore the space in the path.

This MSI property is optional.

%ProgramFiles%\VMware\VMware View\Agent

RDPCHOICE

Determines whether to enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on the desktop.

A value of 1 enables RDP. A value of 0 leaves the RDP setting disabled.

This MSI property is optional.

1

VDM_VC_MANAGED_AGENT

Determines whether vCenter Server manages the virtual machine on which View Agent is installed.

A value of 1 configures the desktop as a vCenter Server-managed virtual machine.

A value of 0 configures the desktop as unmanaged by vCenter Server.

This MSI property is required.

None

VDM_SERVER_NAME

The host name or IP address of the View Connection Server computer on which the View Agent installer registers an unmanaged desktop. This property applies to unmanaged desktops only.

For example: VDM_SERVER_NAME=10.123.01.01

This MSI property is required for unmanaged desktops.

Do not use this MSI property for virtual-machine desktops that are managed by vCenter Server.

None

VDM_SERVER_USERNAME

The user name of the administrator on the View Connection Server computer. This MSI property applies to unmanaged desktops only.

For example: VDM_SERVER_USERNAME=admin.companydomain.com

This MSI property is required for unmanaged desktops.

Do not use this MSI property for virtual-machine desktops that are managed by vCenter Server.

None

VDM_SERVER_PASSWORD

The View Connection Server administrator user password.

For example: VDM_SERVER_PASSWORD=secret

This MSI property is required for unmanaged desktops.

Do not use this MSI property for virtual-machine desktops that are managed by vCenter Server.

None

In a silent installation command, you can use the MSI property, ADDLOCAL=, to specify custom features that the View Agent installer configures. Each silent-installation feature corresponds to a custom setup option that you can select during an interactive installation.

The following table shows the View Agent features you can type at the command line and the corresponding custom setup options.

View Agent Silent Installation Features and Interactive Custom Setup Options

Silent Installation Feature

Custom Setup Option in an Interactive Installation

Core.

If you specify individual features with the MSI property, ADDLOCAL=, you must include Core.

If you specify ADDLOCAL=ALL, all features, including Core, are installed.

None.

During an interactive installation, the core View Agent functions are installed by default.

SVIAgent

View Composer Agent

ThinPrint

Virtual Printing

ThinPrintPCoIP

Virtual Printing with PCoIP

PCoIP

PCoIP Protocol

USB

USB Redirection

VPA

View Persona Management

VmVideo

In an interactive installation, this feature is not a separate custom setup option.

VmwVaudio

In an interactive installation, this feature is not a separate custom setup option.

SmartCard

In an interactive installation, the SmartCard feature is not a separate custom setup option.

VMCI

In an interactive installation, the VMCI feature is not a separate custom setup option.

For details about the custom setup options, see View Agent Custom Setup Options.