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  • 1.  VMware Tools Install

    Posted 06-26-2020 12:45 PM
    Edited by Kenny Luke 06-26-2020 12:47 PM
    What impacts are there if we installed all VMware Tools modules when we do not utilize them?  i.e. AppDefense, Guest File and Network Introspection?  Is there an easy scripted way to uninstall just certain modules from a large number of VMs after the fact?

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  • 2.  RE: VMware Tools Install

    Posted 06-26-2020 11:36 PM
    Hi Kenny,

    1. During next upgrade cycle please consider these options.
    2. Mount VMware Tools Installer inside Guest OS.
    3. Open command prompt and change the target to the CD-ROM drive.
    4. Run the below command,
      • setup64.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=AppDefense,FileIntrospection,NetworkIntrospection /l*v c:\windows\temp\vmware_tools_install.log"
    5. Also refer this document Exclude AppDefense Component During Installation
    Script to remove the Certain VMware Modules you can refer there VMTN Community Posts:
    Removing VMware Tool Modules via PowerCLI - https://communities.vmware.com/thread/592506
    Unable to update vm tools with UpgradeTools_Task - https://communities.vmware.com/thread/541073

    If any further question you can post it here https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/automationtools/powercli

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