I was asked yesterday if I knew how to do a silent installation of the vSphere client. My client wanted to roll out the vSphere client to their Operations team automatically. They had experimented with getting it working and even asked a company about producing a custom MSI for them. The solution is a little easier than that though. The key thing is using the right file. The VMware-viclient.exe file that can be downloaded from the vCenter server or an ESX / ESXi host is a self-extracting archive and doesn't pay any attention to the normal parameters and switches that…

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