Blade ZipKit - VMware Tools for Windows 64-bit

Version 3

    Blade ZipKit Info
    Type: MSI Package
    BSA Compatible Version: 8.3.x
    Version: 1.1
    More Info:Silent Install for VMware Tools
    Created by: Akbar Aziz

    Instructions for creating and configuring the MSI package:

    1. Copy the stand-alone redistributable package from the supported vCenter or download the latest from here: Tools
    2. From the BSA Console, browse to the Depot Folder and either create or choose an existing folder to host this package
    3. Right-click the selected folder and select New->Software->MSI Package
    4. Select Installable Sources - point it to the location of the downloaded file and choose to either Upload to File Server or for the agent to mount a share.
    5. The Add Depot Software: Step 1 of 3 window appears and gives you the opportunity to fill out options for the install.
    6. The silent install command should be changed to: "??SOURCE??" /S /v "/qn REBOOT=R"
    7. The uninstall command string is located in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. Search for VMware Tools in this Folder to find the UninstallString value. See the graphic below for an example.
    8. Click Next
    9. Assign the desired roles and permissions and click Next
    10. Click Finish


    Here is an example screen-shot of the package in BladeLogic:

    VMWare Tools.png


    *Note: This is a community supported package.