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

Table 1. MSI Properties for Silently Installing a Security Server

MSI Property

Description

Default Value

INSTALLDIR

The path and folder in which the View Connection Server 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\Server

VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE

The type of View server installation:

  • 1. Standard installation

  • 2. Replica installation

  • 3. Security server installation

To install a security server, define VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=3

This MSI property is required when installing a security server.

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VDM_SERVER_NAME

The host name or IP address of the existing View Connection Server instance to pair with the security server.

For example: VDM_SERVER_NAME=cs1.internaldomain.com

This MSI property is required.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_EXTURL

The external URL of the security server. The URL must contain the protocol, externally resolvable security server name, and port number

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_EXTURL=https://view.companydomain.com:443

This MSI property is required.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_PWD

The security server pairing password.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PWD=secret

This MSI property is required.

None

FWCHOICE

The MSI property that determines whether to configure a firewall for the View Connection Server instance.

A value of 1 configures a firewall. A value of 2 does not configure a firewall.

For example: FWCHOICE=1

This MSI property is optional.

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VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_IPADDR

The PCoIP Secure Gateway external IP address. This property is supported only when the security server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_IPADDR=10.20.30.40

This property is required if you plan to use the PCoIP Secure Gateway component.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_TCPPORT

The PCoIP Secure Gateway external TCP port number. This property is supported only when the security server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_TCPPORT=4172

This property is required if you plan to use the PCoIP Secure Gateway component.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_UDPPORT

The PCoIP Secure Gateway external UDP port number. This property is supported only when the security server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_PCOIP_UDPPORT=4172

This property is required if you plan to use the PCoIP Secure Gateway component.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_BSG_EXTURL

The Blast Secure Gateway external URL. The URL must contain the HTTPS protocol, an externally resolvable security server name, and port number

For example: VDM_SERVER_SS_BSG_EXTURL=https://view.companydomain.com:8443

The default port number is 8443. A Blast Secure Gateway must be installed on the security server to allow users to make Web connections to View desktops.

None

VDM_SERVER_SS_FORCE_IPSEC

Forces IPsec to be used between the security server and its paired View Connection Server instance.

By default, an unattended installation and pairing of security server to a View Connection Server instance with IPsec disabled causes the pairing to fail.

The default value of 1 forces IPsec pairing. Set this value to 0 to allow pairing without IPsec.

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