When you perform an unattended installation of Workstation, you can customize the installation by specifying installation properties in the installation command.

To specify an installation property in the installation command, use the format property="value". A value of 1 means true and a value of 0 means false.

Installation Properties

Property

Description

Default Value

AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE

Enables automatic upgrades for VMware Workstation or VMware Player when a new build becomes available.

1

DATACOLLECTION

Sends user experience information to VMware.

1

DESKTOP_SHORTCUT

Adds a shortcut on the desktop when Workstation is installed.

1

EULAS_AGREED

Allows you to silently accept the product EULAs. Set to 1 to complete the installation or upgrade.

0

HOSTD_HTTPS_PORT

Specifies the HTTPS port for VMware Workstation Server.

443

INSTALLDIR

Install Workstation in directory that is different from the default Workstation location.

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation

QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT

Adds a quick launch shortcut when Workstation is installed.

1

REMOVE_ACCOUNT_INFO

Removes account information when Workstation is uninstalled.

1

REMOVE_LICENSE

Removes all stored licenses when Workstation is uninstalled.

0

REMOVE_SETTINGFILES

Removes settings files when Workstation is uninstalled.

1

SERIALNUMBER

Lets you enter the license key when Workstation is installed. Enter the license key with hyphens, for example, xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx.

 

SIMPLIFIEDUI

Turn on or off certain UI features of VMware Player.

0

SOFTWAREUPDATEURL

Specifies a custom URL for managing software updates (separate from vmware.com).

STARTMENU_SHORTCUT

Adds a Start menu item when Workstation is installed.

1

SUPPORTURL

Set a support URL or email alias specifically for your users to contact with product issues through the Workstation or Player Help menu.