VMware Tools Update Job

I needed a way to allow our admins responsible for patching to include VMware Tools updates during a patch cycle. You can easily update via Virtual Center, but this requires multiple interfaces and it can be difficult to pick all of the same servers without making a mistake. I fired up Process Explorer and watched what VMware did with their existing tools update process. This is pretty cool since it does not require a network connection and your Tools install is up to date without needing to maintain a repository.

“C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe” -p “/s /v\”/qn /L*v C:\Windows\Temp\ToolsUpgrade.log\””