one of sys admin pushed some MS patching to VM (6.5) windows servers (2012R2 & 2016) that included vm tools updates. when the sys admin started pushing just vm tools, we discovered that it was installing another patch that wasn't selected.
we noticed both in server app logs and add/remove programs that C++ redistributable (both 64 & 32 bit) installers are getting installed also.
this doesn't happen via the virtual center (v 6.5) update.
is this something that is expected with Shavlik on updating vm tools (ver 10305-9)?
Thank you for your post. Visual C++ is incorporated into the installation VMWare Tools. As seen in the below URL from VMWare, they do indicate that it is shipped with their executable if the installation of C++ is not already installed or needs to be upgraded to a newer version.