Systems Management Question

VMware ViewAgent 5.1.1 - Supress the reboot during the initial run.

02/13/2013 5749 views

When we run this software VMware ViewAgent 5.1.1, It requests for a reboot of the machine even before it stats installing. How do we avoid the reboot.

This is what it happens:

When I double click on the VMware ViewAgent 5.1.1 MSI file, it throws an message "A system reboot is required before the installation can continue"

In a MSI we can supress the reboot after installation, can we supress before installation?

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Check out this software article: http://www.itninja.com/software/vmware-inc/vmware-view-client/5-1-0

Under the scripts portion I've gotten the script I run as an install.bat. I've used this to sucessfully deploy the View Client to dozens of people. Granted it's 5.1.0 but, because it's an MSI if you add the /norestart switch it shouldn't force you to restart. As well the /qn will make it silent.

Are you pushing it, or installing it manually? You might try running it silently and see if it still throws a fit about restarting.

Answered 02/13/2013 by: samzeeco
10th Degree Black Belt

  • Thanks for the suggesstion samzeeco..

    I am pushing it.. i used the commad MSIEXEC /i "VMware View Client.msi" MSIFASTINSTALL=1 /qb /norestart , It still requests me for a reboot. I even tried /qn command and it did not work.
    • Ah, I misread the title. So you're installing the VMware View Agent, or the VMware View Client? The view client goes on the end users machine and allows them to hit your connection server and open up their VDI. The VMware View Agent is installed on your gold image and reports to the connection and View composer servers.

      I don't know if there's a way to make the agent not restart, as I always just install it manually once on the gold image.
  • I am installing VMware View Agent. .. do have any suggestions to edit the MSI or something so that i will not perform a reeboot?
    • This may be what you need: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1018787 It's for an older version, but it might still work with the newer one.

      If you have the executable too, give that a try.
      VMware-viewagent-xxx.exe /s /v /q REBOOT="ReallySuppress"

      where the xxx is the version of the agent.
  • yea i have already tried that.. This command is for suppressing the reboot AFTER the ViewAgent install.. Basically this applicaiton requires two restarts ... One when we execute the program and other after it completes.. I m looking to supress both these restarts ... below artlcle might give you some ideas..

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There should be a custom action before 'LaunchConditions' standard action in Execute Immidiate.. Comment that custom action in your transform

Answered 02/28/2013 by: jagadeish
Red Belt

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