VMWare Player 16.2.3
Author: Paul Cobben
Date: February 24, 2023

Repackaging tips and silent install information for VMWare Player 16.2.3. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of Player. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

VMware Workstation Player is a stable, mature solution for local desktop virtualization, allowing you to safely run a second operating system as a virtual machine on a single PC.

General Information

Vendor Information

VMWare

Application Name

Player

Application Version

16.2.3

Download Link

https://download3.vmware.com/software/WKST-PLAYER-1623-New/VMware-player-full-16.2.3-19376536.exe

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe|MSI

Architecture

x64

Description

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

HKCU/Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player

File

%APPDATA%\VMware

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

/s /v /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress

MSI Public Properties

ADDLOCAL=ALL
ALLUSERS=1
AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0
DATACOLLECTION=0
DESKTOPSHORTCUT=1
EULAS_AGREED=1
KEEPSETTINGFILES=1
REBOOT=ReallySuppress
STARTMENUSHORTCUT=1

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

msiexec.exe /i VMwarePlayer.msi EULAS_AGREED=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Silent Uninstall Command

msiexec.exe /x {F0005601-22C2-4044-BE2F-F2A83403B662} /qn

Repackaging Score

MSI

Full Functional

MSIX

Unknown

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Full Functional
Silent Install

Repackaging Tips

How to extract the MSI from the downloaded executable:
Download the executable to C:\Temp.
Start VMware-player-full-16.2.3-19376536.exe.
Navigate to: “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\{F0005601-22C2-4044-BE2F-F2A83403B662}~setup” (GUID may vary)
Copy the vcredist_x86.exe, vcredist_x64.exe, and VMwarePlayer.msi  to “C:\Install”

Installation can be done by the following commands:
vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
msiexec.exe /i VMwarePlayer.msi EULAS_AGREED=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

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