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hi, i havin trouble with this... ive downloaded VMware Workstation 7.0.0 Build 203739 Final with Tools its 512 MB, i cant extract it like i use to with v6, Universal Extractor is com up with "error cannot be extracted" so i click on it to start the original install when its finish extracting itself i go to Users\James\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware_1257789307 and all of the files are there with .cab files just like bjfrog said in one of the posts above, so i follow on breaking down the original .msi with Universal Extractor when done im left with i vmware workstation folder in there is 7 folders and vmware workstation.msi. now i copy over bjfrogs vmware workstation.msi extract with Universal Extractor then in that folder i 7zip it up to make i installer that works but it ends up beenin 215 MB not "less than 32MB" like Uncle_Gadget.

please give us a hand?

cheers james

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Working on Lite editions of v8 does anybody still use this? I will need testers (my PC not compatible) to see if I removed too much, Ive gotten it down to 35MB 7z compressed (somebody with better CPU

...i go to Users\James\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware_1257789307 and all of the files are there with .cab files just like bjfrog said in one of the posts above, so i follow on breaking down the original .msi with Universal Extractor when done im left with i vmware workstation folder in there is 7 folders and vmware workstation.msi. now i copy over bjfrogs vmware workstation.msi extract with Universal Extractor then in that folder i 7zip it up to make i installer that works but it ends up beenin 215 MB not "less than 32MB" like Uncle_Gadget.

please give us a hand?

I think you're having an issue because there already is a folder in the vmware_1257789307 directory with the name 'vmware workstation'. You're adding file to this directory which is why it is so large. If you rename bjfrog's msi file to something like 'Vmware Workstation Lite.msi' and THEN run the Universal Extractor you will be left with a much smaller directory named 'Vmware Workstation Lite'. This directory when compressed with 7-Zip should be just under 32MB when compressed and should work as a fully functional installer. Good Luck!

Uncle Gadget

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bjfrog (or others)

Has anyone had any luck creating a slimmed down tools installer? None of the methods I've used past versions are working with v8.1.3, build203739.

Uncle Gadget

thedexmonster already made one addon for us,it work already tested on running guest machine,not yet test integrating into xpcd.

VMWARE changed the method for installing vmware tools not include into MSI from v7, several execute files instead of that, double click tools-windows-8.1.3.exe for installing windows vmware tools,"/s" for silent install,"/e" can extract to a folder then you can create a smaller installer about 26MB,because of digital signature checking ISO file cant be slimmed down,im not going to touch ISO unless find one way to make it work without signature.

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hi, im in the VMware Temp folder ive renamed bjfrog's msi to "Vmware Workstation Lite.msi" run with Universal Extractor and this error is comin up?

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???

sorry ricktendo64 4 makin a mess off your post!

cheers james

hi james you should do below

1st step

run this line

vmware workstaition7.0.0.20357.exe /e c:\VMWARE7

2nd step

run univrsal extrator program ,open file "c:\vmware7\vmware workstation.msi",extract it in 1st method (MSI administrative installer),press ok confirm ,

3th step

navigate to the folder "c:\vmware7\vmware workstation",rename my file and copy to there,here is the file list that vmwware lite MSI file need,according the file list delete file unused

4th step

learning Rick's make silent installer topic to make a 7z silent

the config file code you need


;!@Install@!UTF-8!
RunProgram="\"VMware Workstation.msi\" /qn ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=Network STARTMENU_SHORTCUT=1 DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0 QUICKLAUNCH_SHORTCUT=1 USERNAME=\"THINKER\" COMPANYNAME=\"NORINC\" SERIALNUMBER=12345-67890-ABCDE-FGHIJK-LMNOP /norestart"
GUIMode="2"
;!@InstallEnd@!

Good luck!

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i made one for version7 heavily base on Ricks version6 and i give it further reduce ,only work on x86 host,vmware tools not included,here is the MSI file

just put it into source folder extracted from download full installer,silent parameters still work for v7.

edit:

whats reduced except post on first page:

VMX Debug

VMX status

Default helper

P2V

here isa file include files list MSI file need and stuff to disable or delete P2V menu avoid accidentally pressing cause main app ruin

TNX bjfrog, good job ;)

I follow yr instructions and thanks to yr "files list MSI file need" I had success creating a VMWareWorkstation7.7z downsized to 32 279 KB :thumbsup_anim:

One thing i didn't understood is the "stuff to disable or delete P2V menu".

What is P2V?

What yr stuff used for?

and how to use it?

Regards

coucou

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here is a file include files list MSI file need

If you use either Kel's Runtimes addon or code65535's Visual C Runtime addon, you can also leave out:



System32\mfc71.dll
System32\mfc71u.dll
System32\msvcp71.dll
System32\msvcr71.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80CHS.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80CHT.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80DEU.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80ENU.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80ESP.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80FRA.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80ITA.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80JPN.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80KOR.dll
Windows\system32\mfc80u.dll
Windows\system32\mfcm80.dll
Windows\system32\mfcm80u.dll
Windows\system32\msvcm80.dll
Windows\system32\msvcp80.dll
Windows\system32\msvcr80.dll
Windows\winsxs\5z1v718o.6n8\mfc80.dll
Windows\winsxs\5z1v718o.6n8\mfc80u.dll
Windows\winsxs\5z1v718o.6n8\mfcm80.dll
Windows\winsxs\5z1v718o.6n8\mfcm80u.dll
Windows\winsxs\7z1v718o.6n8\mfc80.dll
Windows\winsxs\7z1v718o.6n8\mfc80u.dll
Windows\winsxs\7z1v718o.6n8\mfcm80.dll
Windows\winsxs\7z1v718o.6n8\mfcm80u.dll
Windows\winsxs\7z1v718o.6n8\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_3bf8fa05.cat
Windows\winsxs\7z1v718o.6n8\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_3bf8fa05.manifest
Windows\winsxs\92rg91xw.1p4\msvcm80.dll
Windows\winsxs\92rg91xw.1p4\msvcp80.dll
Windows\winsxs\92rg91xw.1p4\msvcr80.dll
Windows\winsxs\b2rg91xw.1p4\msvcm80.dll
Windows\winsxs\b2rg91xw.1p4\msvcp80.dll
Windows\winsxs\b2rg91xw.1p4\msvcr80.dll
Windows\winsxs\b2rg91xw.1p4\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700.cat
Windows\winsxs\b2rg91xw.1p4\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700.manifest
Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700.cat
Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700.manifest
Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_91481303.cat
Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_91481303.manifest
Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_3bf8fa05.cat
Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_3bf8fa05.manifest
Windows\winsxs\n3oqdoe3.l2\8.0.50727.762.cat
Windows\winsxs\n3oqdoe3.l2\8.0.50727.762.policy
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80CHS.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80CHT.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80DEU.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80ENU.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80ESP.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80FRA.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80ITA.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80JPN.dll
Windows\winsxs\pefn04mk.ve6\mfc80KOR.dll
Windows\winsxs\Policies\m3oqdoe3.l2\8.0.50727.762.cat
Windows\winsxs\Policies\m3oqdoe3.l2\8.0.50727.762.policy
Windows\winsxs\Policies\u1sw1o0k.9hi\8.0.50727.762.cat
Windows\winsxs\Policies\u1sw1o0k.9hi\8.0.50727.762.policy
Windows\winsxs\Policies\uxgs54we.kj4\8.0.50727.762.cat
Windows\winsxs\Policies\uxgs54we.kj4\8.0.50727.762.policy
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80CHS.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80CHT.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80DEU.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80ENU.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80ESP.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80FRA.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80ITA.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80JPN.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\mfc80KOR.dll
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_91481303.cat
Windows\winsxs\refn04mk.ve6\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_91481303.manifest
Windows\winsxs\v1sw1o0k.9hi\8.0.50727.762.cat
Windows\winsxs\v1sw1o0k.9hi\8.0.50727.762.policy
Windows\winsxs\vxgs54we.kj4\8.0.50727.762.cat
Windows\winsxs\vxgs54we.kj4\8.0.50727.762.policy

To save even more space. ;)

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hi, cheers lads i done it not quite the same as is posted but it works. here how i done it, thank james

using this method there is a file that is not copied:

System32\drivers\stcp2v30.sys

looking at the properties of the file I see it is:

StorageCraft Volume Snapshot Driver
, this file is very importart for snapshots.

I suppose that is not included in the msi by bjfrog

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@ Darkray: stcp2v30 is a component belong to the feature P2V and P2V is already removed in MSI file, it doesnt matter to snapshot a guest,my fault include it on the list,sorry about that.

i have another one ,

Size:1.73 MB (1,818,421 bytes) MD5:484eb5ab151f4b7a617cd0dee9f14383

some features is diabled ,some components is deleted,not expect it work flawlessly,i'll test it on a clean xpsp3 environment,just need some time to reinstall OS,

thanks the trick to use "msiexec /a",its very handy to fetch files we need.

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Phenomonal job, bjfrog! My installer is now less than 32MB. I also like how you didn't just delete the unused features, you only flagged them not to install. Using this method, I was also able to create a 64-bit installer just by re-enabling the 64 bit components.

I did notice one feature that I think you can also easily exclude - WSJaDocs feature (below Docs). Either that, or just turn off installation for the entire Docs feature.

Thanks, again, for building on Ricks hard work!

Uncle Gadget

Edit: I just realized that WSJaDocs is disabled as it is a sub-feature of Japanese Docs. Still, it might work as well by turning off the entire Docs feature.

can you please post the x64 version.

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Sorry I deleted it and no longer have the old installer...BTW I think it was not working because I would ger a vmci error when mounting and running iso

Can you please recreate it and upload elsewhere? It will be of great help to me since I do not have much space on my hard drive. This is for 6.5.3 which installed fine for me, and download before via the link in the first page.

thanks

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Edit: Just read the entire thread...found that the answer to my question has already been discussed. Sorry about that...

Hey Ricktendo64:

Thanks for the great VMWare package! I religiously downloaded this version to add to my silent install dvds.

Do you plan on continuing to update this slimmed down VMWare with new versions that come out (ie: VMware Workstation 7.0 Build 203739 - 10/27/2009), or are you officially finished with this addon?

Just curious, as I am updating programs to put on a new Windows 7 silent install dvd and am not sure if I should wait for your addon or download the whole package...

Thanks!

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Hey Ricktendo64:

Thanks for the great VMWare package! I religiously downloaded this version to add to my silent install dvds.

Do you plan on continuing to update this slimmed down VMWare with new versions that come out (ie: VMware Workstation 7.0 Build 203739 - 10/27/2009), or are you officially finished with this addon?

Just curious, as I am updating programs to put on a new Windows 7 silent install dvd and am not sure if I should wait for your addon or download the whole package...

Thanks!

well if you read you find that there is already some work on making a new version as addon

<< you should see the upper of this page

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