To use View Persona Management with non-View physical computers or virtual machines, install the standalone version of View Persona Management. You can run an interactive installation or a silent installation at the command line.

About this task

Install the standalone View Persona Management software on each individual computer or virtual machine in your targeted deployment.


  • Verify that you are performing the installation on a Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 R2 physical computer or virtual machine. View Persona Management does not operate on Windows Servers or Microsoft RDS hosts. Verify that the system satisfies the requirements described in "Supported Operating Systems for Standalone View Persona Management" in the View Installation document.

  • Verify that you can log in as an administrator on the system.

  • Verify that View Agent 5.x or later is not installed on the computer.

  • Verify that a native RTO Virtual Profiles 2.0 is not installed on the virtual machine.

  • If you intend to perform a silent installation, familiarize yourself with the MSI installer command-line options. See Microsoft Windows Installer Command-Line Options.


  1. Download the standalone View Persona Management installer file from the VMware product page at

    The installer filename is VMware-personamanagement-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe or VMware-personamanagement-x86_64-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe, where y.y.y is the version number and xxxxxx is the build number.

  2. Run the installation program interactively or perform a silent installation.



    Interactive installation

    1. To start the installation program, double-click the installer file.

    2. Accept the VMware license terms.

    3. Click Install.

      By default, View Persona Management is installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View Persona Management directory.

    4. Click Finish.

    Silent installation

    Open a Windows command prompt on the machine and type the installation command on one line.

    For example: VMware-personamanagement-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe /s /v"/qn /l*v ""c:\persona.log"" ALLUSERS=1"


    You must include the ALLUSERS=1 property in the command line.

  3. Restart your system to allow the installation changes to take effect.

What to do next

Add the View Persona Management ADM Template file to your Active Directory or local group policy configuration.