How to Install and Uninstall Guest agent for vRA Windows machines

Connect to the vRA appliance using the IP or hostname 

Choose the appropriate setup for your Windows server 

Extract the files to C:\VRMGuestAgent\ . In my case, I have already extracted it. 

Before you install the guest agent download and install the IAAS manager server certificate into the windows machine 

Save the file as Cert.cer 

Install the Cert into the Local machine and Trusted root store

Rename the cert.cer to cert.pem and move it to folder C:\VRMGuestAgent\

Now, copy the certificate file into the vRMGuestAgent Extracted folder 

Open the command prompt as admin and navigate to C:\VRMGuestAgent. In this case is my Manager server . The default port is 443. 

You will see the Guest agent service in the services list. Manually start the service. 

Your windows guest agent is installed :) 

How to Uninstall Guest agent on windows machine 

To uninstall the service 

  • Stop the VCACGuestAgentService 
  • Run the below command through Command Prompt as Admin 
 WinService.exe -u 

This will remove the service from the windows services list. 

Troubleshooting tip : 

Guest agent related logs can be found in the below locations 




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