VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The VMware vSphere Client is a Windows program that you can use to configure the host and to operate its virtual machines. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of VMware vSphere Client 6.0 from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install VMware vSphere Client Silently

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe /S /v/qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the VMware vSphere Client Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:VMware vSphere Client
Vendor:VMware, Inc.
Version:6.0.0.7236
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {593390AC-CACE-4278-AA77-350012BF10B1} /qn
Download Link:https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2089791

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Extract the MSI by entering the following command:
    • VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe /a /S /v”/qn TARGETDIR=C:\Downloads\Temp”
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Temp folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i “VMware vSphere Client 6.0.msi” /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the VMware vSphere Client Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:VMware vSphere Client
Vendor:VMware, Inc.
Version:6.0.0.7236
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i "VMware vSphere Client 6.0.msi" /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {593390AC-CACE-4278-AA77-350012BF10B1} /qn
Download Link:https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2089791

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 (MSI) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "VMware vSphere Client 6.0.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\vSphere-Install.log"

How to Uninstall VMware vSphere Client Silently

VMware vSphere Client 6.0.0.7236

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /x {593390AC-CACE-4278-AA77-350012BF10B1} /qn
  3. Press Enter

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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