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VMware Tools v11 and appinfo

I have installed v11 tools on a dev Windows 2019 VM as to see what type of info is published by the appinfo plugin. I just assumed that I could query it via powercli / get-vm but I am unable to find the property. Anyone else have luck finding it?

[https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-0BD592B1-A300-4C09-808A-BB447FAE2C2A.html](https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-0BD592B1-A300-4C09-808A-BB447FAE2C2A.html)

appInfo – Collects the information about running applications inside the guest and publishes the information to a guest variable.



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  1. Check [https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-3A8089F6-CAF6-43B9-BD9D-B1081F8D64E2.html](https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-3A8089F6-CAF6-43B9-BD9D-B1081F8D64E2.html) for more information about appInfo configuration and how to retrieve the data.

    From inside the linux guest:

    * vmtoolsd –cmd “info-get guestinfo.appInfo”
    * vmware-rpctool “info-get guestinfo.appInfo”

    From inside the Windows guest:

    * rpctool.exe “info-get guestinfo.appInfo”

    Thanks

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