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

MSI Properties for Silently Installing View Client shows the View Client silent installation properties that you can use at the command-line.

MSI Properties for Silently Installing View Client

MSI Property

Description

Default Value

INSTALLDIR

The path and folder in which the View Client 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 interpret the space as a valid part of the path.

This MSI property is optional.

%ProgramFiles%\VMware\VMware View\Client

VDM_SERVER

The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the View Connection Server instance to which View Client users connect by default. When you configure this property, View Client users do not have to supply this FQDN.

For example: VDM_SERVER=cs1.companydomain.com

This MSI property is optional.

None

DESKTOP_SHORTCUT

Configures a desktop shortcut icon for View Client.

A value of 1 installs the shortcut. A value of 0 does not install the shortcut.

This MSI property is optional.

1

QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT

Configures a shortcut icon on the quick-launch tray for View Client.

A value of 1 installs the shortcut. A value of 0 does not install the shortcut.

This MSI property is optional.

1

STARTMENU_SHORTCUT

Configures a shortcut for View Client in the Start menu.

A value of 1 installs the shortcut. A value of 0 does not install the shortcut.

This MSI property is optional.

1

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

View Client Silent Installation Features and Interactive Custom Setup Options shows the View Client features you can type at the command line and the corresponding interactive-installation options.

View Client 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 View Client and View Client with Local Mode features, including Core, are installed.

None.

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

MVDI

Use this feature when you install View Client with Local Mode and specify individual features with ADDLOCAL=.

If you specify ADDLOCAL=ALL, all View Client with Local Mode features, including MVDI, are installed.

None.

When you install View Client with Local Mode interactively, the MVDI functions are installed by default.

When you install View Client interactively, the MVDI functions are not available.

ThinPrint

Virtual Printing

TSSO

Single Sign-on (SSO)

USB

USB Redirection