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    Vmware player network install

    Hi I need to create virtual machines on 30 desktop computers for this OCR module. Is there a way to push vmware player out using gpo/msi? I dont have much time to do this or I would run round and manually install it.

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    *bump* anyone?

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    Re: Vmware player network install

    Virtual PC probably would be easier, got windows 7 enterprise?

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    I think you can extract the VMware Player .exe file using a /e switch. Within those files are msi's. You could pop all the files into a network share and then issue a
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    msiexec /i path\filename.msi /q
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    yes we do Synack

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    Yes, you can push the VMware player out with GPO or SCCM or anything like that. Do the extract above. I built a standalone XP/7 image and then dropped that on each machine after the install with script/GPO prefs/custom msi. Standalone image avoids the issues of duplicate SIDs etc, but it depends if they need network connectivity on the machines.

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    no network conect needed just a standalone vm

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    how do you propose i do this with gpo when its exe format

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    Re: Vmware player network install

    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    how do you propose i do this with gpo when its exe format
    Use the extract from above then something like winstall le or a script to deploy the vmdk

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    OK extracted and i have 3 msi files cmware playwer.msi vmwarevmcisockets.msi, and vmwarevmcisockets64.msi

    I've selected vmware player.msi but it's not deploying. If i try running the msi from a machine I get the following message Error 2732. Directory Manager no initialized

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