When you perform an unattended installation of Workstation Player, 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 property= "value". A value of 1 means true and a value of 0 means false.

Table 1. Installation Properties

Property

Description

Default Value

AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE

Enables automatic upgrades for Workstation 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 Player is installed.

1

ENABLE_VIRTUAL_PRINTING

Enables support for ThinPrint virtual printing on the Windows host after installing.

0

EULAS_AGREED

Allows you to silently accept the product EULA's. Set to 1 to complete the installation or upgrade.

0

INSTALL_DIR

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

C:\Program Files (86)\VMware\VMware Player

KEEP_LICENSE

Specifies whether to keep or remove license keys when Workstation Player is uninstalled.

1

KEEP_SETTINGFILES

Specifies whether to keep or remove settings files when Workstation Player is uninstalled.

1

PLAYER_RVM_URI

Specifies the uniform resource identifier (URI) for the Horizon FLEX server.

VMware-player-full-x.x.x-xxxxxx.exe /s /v/qn PLAYER_RVM_URI=“vmware-rvm://username@myserver.com:7443”

REBOOT

Prevents host from rebooting after Workstation Player is installed.

VMware-player-full-x.x.x-xxxxxx.exe /s /v /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress

RVMDOWNLOADPATH

Sets the default folder to which Horizon FLEX virtual machines are downloaded.

VMware-player-full-x.x.x-xxxxxx.exe /s /v "/qn RVMDOWNLOADPATH="c:\VMdownloadFolder""

SERIALNUMBER

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

SIMPLIFIEDUI

Turn on or off certain UI features of Workstation Player.

0

SOFTWAREUPDATEURL

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

STARTMENU_SHORTCUT

Adds a Start menu item when Workstation Player is installed.

1

SUPPORTURL

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