VMWare Workstation Pro 17.0.0
Author: Paul Cobben
Date: February 23, 2023

Repackaging tips and silent install information for VMWare Workstation Pro 17.0.0. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of Workstation Pro. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or Windows PC to build, test, or demo software.

General Information

Vendor Information

VMWare

Application Name

Workstation Pro

Application Version

17.0.0

Download Link

https://download3.vmware.com/software/WKST-1700-WIN/VMware-workstation-full-17.0.0-20800274.exe

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe|MSI

Architecture

x86/x64

Description

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0  (Disable AutoUpdate)
DATACOLLECTION=0  (Disable sending user experience information)
DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0  (Exlude Desktop shortcut)
EULAS_AGREED=1
REBOOT=ReallySuppress
/L*v "%Temp%/InstallVMWS.log
SERIALNUMBER="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"

MSI Public Properties

AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0  (Disable AutoUpdate)
DATACOLLECTION=0  (Disable sending user experience information)
DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0  (Exlude Desktop shortcut)
EULAS_AGREED=1
REBOOT=ReallySuppress
/L*v "%Temp%/InstallVMWS.log
SERIALNUMBER="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

VMware-workstation-full-17.0.0-20800274.exe /s /v/qn EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 ADDLOCAL=ALL REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Silent Uninstall Command

msiexec.exe /x {0E992720-1330-4AB3-8155-255F79785535} /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress REMOVE=ALL

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-workstation-full-17.0.0-20800274.exe.
Navigate to: “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\{0E992720-1330-4AB3-8155-255F79785535}~setup” (GUID may vary)
Copy the vcredist_x86.exe, vcredist_x64.exe, and VMwareWorkstation.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 VMwareWorkstation.msi EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 ADDLOCAL=ALL REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

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