Installing VMWare server on client that already uses a Player
Posted on 2007-11-24
I just downloaded and tried to install a VMWare server 1.0.4 on a WinXP client but I get the error message "VMWare ACE already installed on this computer".
This is of course due to the fact that I have a VMWare player package installed, that I use when I connect to a certain external computer system -- the VPN connection system is so specific so I need to actually run a small "windows within windows" to get all the settings right.
This VMWare Player is just installed on my client and I use it quite inferquently. However, I cannot uninstall it (because then I cannot VPN connect to that external server)
Is there a way to get the VMWare server 1.0.4 to install anyway? Is "ACE" some kind of component that may be uninstalled and replace with something within the 1.0.4 server?
Actually, the Player installation didn't even leave any traces in the "installed programs" so I don't even know how to uninstall the player, or any ACE part, even if I had wanted...