You can use the silent installation feature of Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) to install View Agent Direct-Connection (VADC) Plug-In. In a silent installation, you use the command line and do not have to respond to wizard prompts.

About this task

With silent installation, you can efficiently deploy VADC Plug-In in a large enterprise. For more information on Windows Installer, see "Microsoft Windows Installer Command-Line Options" in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in VMware Horizon View document. VADC Plug-In supports the following MSI properties.

Table 1. MSI Properties for the Silent Installation of View Agent Direct-Connection Plug-In

MSI Property


Default Value


The TCP port that VADC Plug-In uses to accept remote connections. By default, the installer will configure Windows Firewall to allow traffic on the port.



If set to 1, the installer will configure Windows Firewall to allow traffic on LISTENPORT. If set to 0, the installer will not.



  • Verify that View Agent is installed.


  1. Open a Windows command prompt.
  2. Run the VADC Plug-In installer file with command-line options to specify a silent installation. You can optionally specify additional MSI properties.

    This example installs VADC Plug-In with default options.

    VMware-viewagent-direct-connection--y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s

    This example installs VADC Plug-In and specifies a TCP port that vadc will listen to for remote connections.

    VMware-viewagent-direct-connection--y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn LISTENPORT=9999"