You can perform a silent installation of VMware Remote Console on Windows machines.

Silent installation, also known as unattended installation, allows system administrators to automate the installation process. During a silent installation, the end user is not required to perform any actions.


  • Verify that the target machine is running a supported version of Windows. For a list of supported operating systems, see the release notes for your version of VMware Remote Console.
  • Read the VMware Remote Console End-User License Agreement (EULA) and verify that you accept its terms and conditions.

    The EULA is not displayed during a silent installation. If you want to read the EULA, perform a standard installation.


  1. Access the VMware Remote Console download page and download VMware Remote Console for Windows.

    You can also access the download page from the vSphere Client or VMware Host Client.

    • In the vSphere Client, select any virtual machine, open the Summary tab, and click Launch Remote Console > Download Remote Console.
    • In the VMware Host Client, select any virtual machine and select Console > Download VMRC.
  2. Transfer the file to the target machine and decompress it to a temporary directory.
  3. Run Command Prompt as an administrator.
  4. Run the following command to perform a silent installation.
    VMware-VMRC-version-build.exe /s /v "/qn EULAS_AGREED={0 | 1} INSTALLDIR="install-directory" AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE={0 | 1} DATACOLLECTION={0 | 1}" /l "log-file"
    Option Description


    Enter 1 to indicate that you accept the terms and conditions of the VMware Remote Console EULA. You can view the EULA by performing a standard installation. Entering 0 will stop the installation process.


    Enter the directory in which you want to install VMware Remote Console. If the directory does not exist, it will be created.

    If you do not include the INSTALLDIR parameter, VMware Remote Console will be installed to the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Remote Console directory.


    Enter 1 to update VMware Remote Console automatically or 0 to disable automatic updates.


    Enter 1 if you want to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) or 0 if you do not want to join the CEIP.

    For more information about the CEIP, see Join or Leave the Customer Experience Improvement Program.


    Enter the path and file name of the VMware Remote Console installation log file. If the file does not exist, it will be created. However, you must specify an existing directory.

    If you do not include the /l parameter, installation log entries will be written to the %TEMP%\vminst.log file.


VMware Remote Console is installed on the target machine and is configured to open URLs that use the vmrc scheme.