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Not able to remove Desktop shortcut even after passing the property DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0

04/02/2014 2164 views

Hi All,

I am currently working on VMWAre WorkStation 7 version. I am using silent switch /s /z start_reboot=0 DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0 even then desktop shortcut is getting created. Please advise.

The command used to install is as below VMwareWorkstation7... .exe /s /z start_reboot=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 COMPONENTDOWNLOAD=1 DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0 QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT=0 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 ADDLOCAL=ALL STARTMENU_SHORTCUT=1 CURRENTDIRECTORY=C:\VMware_WorkStation_7.1.3_T01\MEDIA CLIENTUILEVEL=3 MSICLIENTUSESEXTERNALUI=1 CLIENTPROCESSID=1140

 

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VMWare Workstation 8, different but similar, has a slightly different command line method - have you tried that?

http://www.itninja.com/software/vmware/workstation/8-152

 

Essentially it's having a '/V' to pass parameters to the MSI running in the background:

VMware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780.exe /silent /noSilentReboot /v"QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT=0 DESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 ALLUSERS=1"

I've also spotted a difference in the property between 7 & 8 - DESKTOP_SHORTCUT / DESKTOPSHORTCUT.

You can confirm the correct property name by grabbing the MSI that the installer extracts and examining the Property Table with your MSI editor or ORCA.


Dunnpy

Answered 04/04/2014 by: dunnpy
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