You can include specific properties when you silently install a replicated Horizon Connection Server instance 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 Replicated Instance of Horizon Connection Server
MSI Property Description Default Value
INSTALLDIR The path and folder in which the 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 Connection Server installation:
  • 1. Standard installation
  • 2. Replica installation

To install a replicated instance, define VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=2

This MSI property is required when installing a replica.

ADAM_PRIMARY_NAME The host name or IP address of the existing Connection Server instance you are replicating.

For example:

This MSI property is required.

FWCHOICE The MSI property that determines whether to configure a firewall for the 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.



The data recovery password. If a data recovery password is not set in Horizon LDAP, this property is mandatory.

The password must contain between 1 and 128 characters. Follow your organization's best practices for generating secure passwords.



The data recovery password reminder. This property is optional. None


Specifies the IP version that VMware Horizon components use for communication. The possible values are IPv4 and IPv6 IPv4
VDM_FIPS_ENABLED Specifies whether to enable or disable FIPS mode. A value of 1 enables FIPS mode. A value of 0 disables FIPS mode. If this property is set to 1 and Windows is not in FIPS mode, the installer will abort. 0