When you perform an unattended installation of Workstation Pro, you can customize the installation by specifying installation properties in the installation command.

To specify an installation property in the installation command, use the format property="value". A value of 1 means true and a value of 0 means false.

Table 1. Installation Properties
Property Description Default Value
AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE Enables automatic upgrades for Workstation Pro when a new build becomes available. 1
DATACOLLECTION Sends user experience information to VMware. 1
DESKTOP_SHORTCUT Adds a shortcut on the desktop when Workstation Pro is installed. 1
ENABLE_VIRTUAL_PRINTING Enables support for ThinPrint virtual printing on the Windows host after installing. 0
EULAS_AGREED Allows you to silently accept the product EULAs. Set to 1 to complete the installation or upgrade. 0
INSTALLDIR Install Workstation Pro in a directory that is different from the default Workstation Pro location. C:\Program Files (86)\VMware\VMware Workstation
KEEP_LICENSE Specifies whether to keep or remove license keys when Workstation Pro is uninstalled. 1
KEEP_SETTINGFILES Specifies whether to keep or remove settings files when Workstation Prois uninstalled 1
SERIALNUMBER Lets you enter the license key when Workstation Pro is installed. Enter the license key with hyphens, for example, "xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx".  
SOFTWAREUPDATEURL Specifies a custom URL for managing software updates (separate from vmware.com).
STARTMENU_SHORTCUT Adds a Start menu item when Workstation Pro is installed. 1
SUPPORTURL Set a support URL or email alias specifically for your users to contact with product issues through the Workstation Pro Help menu.