ID #1000

Workstation / VMplayer can not be installed on Windows




Workstation-setup fails - random tips that may help ...


redirect %tmp% to C:\temp - make sure it has at least 600 Mb of free space
rename the VMware-workstation-*.exe file to "buggy.exe"
disable any Antivir and Firewall-programs
disable UAC

kill a running process named fixcamera.exe if you have such a process




Error message: "The MSI fails"


this only applies to new installations of Workstation 7 or VMplayer 3 - not updates
run setup like this

VMware-*-203739.exe /z "action"="install"



Error message: failed to create the VMware group and user account on this system



if you have not already done so run the clean-up-tool from knowledgebase 1308
next run setup with the /c option like this
VMware-*.exe /c
reboot

next open regedit and delete this keys if they are present

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM\SAM\Domains\Account\Aliases\Names\__vmware__
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM\SAM\Domains\Account\Users\Names\__vmware_user__
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY\SAM\Domains\Account\Aliases\Names\__vmware__
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY\SAM\Domains\Account\Users\Names\__vmware_user__


when done check this key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.

if it exists - delete it
if it does not exist - create it

now reboot another time

run the setup now - and cross your fingers
on Windows Vista or 7 install as administrator and use "run as administrator"



Error message: unable to create a key



open regedit and check this key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.

if it exists - delete it
if it does not exist - create it

 

run the setup now - and cross your fingers



 

Can't start any VMs on Windows 7 - 64bit host



unistall "Windows7FirewallControl-Setup-x64" if you have that app installed

if you have Comodo Internet Security installed add VMware to safe applications

do you have a process running named fixcamera.exe ? -if yes kill it.


Tags: -

Related entries:

You can comment this FAQ