VMWare server installation problems - 2.0.0-122956.exe

I am running windows server 2003 SP 1 standard as a fresh unconfigured server (recently formatted only).  every time I run the exe for vmware server 2.0.0-122956 I receive message "The system admin has set policies tp prevent this installation".

however, I had not configured this server in any way, it is a newly formatted server 2003 operating system.

I did install iis also.
any ideas?
thanks
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systems_axAsked:
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Michael WorshamInfrastructure / Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Try disabling the Windows Installer...

start/run --> type: "gpedit.msc" -->  Local Computer Policy/ computer configuration/ administrator templates/ windows components/ windows installer --> select "disable windows installer"

Also check the following policies:

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Software Restriction Policies
User Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Software Restriction Policies

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systems_axAuthor Commented:
mwecomputers,
thank you for such a fast reply but my server is not configured meaning I formatted it only.  so when I access and try disabling Windows Installer it says it is not configured because I have not configured anything on the box.

it still shows the message thougt after I disabled windows installer.

any other ideas.
thank you
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BDoellefeldCommented:
Try running RSoP and see what comes up. Your looking for these section. I believe you'll need to run it in logging mode.
 
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Software Restriction Policies

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323276 
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brent_caskeyCommented:
Hello systems_ax,

Here are a few things to try,

1. Right click the installer file, choose Run As, and enter the Administrator username and password.

2. If the above does not work, install this Microsoft hotfix: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8EFFE1D9-7224-4586-BE2B-42C9AE5B9071 (Windows 2003 x86 version)
    Reference article for hotfix above: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925336

Let me know if that works.

Regards,
brent_caskey
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
I will try that out but I did open another question regarding vmware server.
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brent_caskeyCommented:
Were you able to get the program installed?
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
no it still give same error.
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brent_caskeyCommented:
Is the server a member of a domain? If so, are there any group policies applied that restrict installing applications?
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
got it working after installing vmware workstation and then uninstalling it.
but now I have a shortcut on desktop that says "vmware server home page" and when I click on it it asks me for login name and password. - I am stuch at this point as vmware for workstation auto launched and allowed me to install xp within vmware, but vmware server 2.0.0-122956 is asking me for login info.
thank you.
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
I was able to login - but do I need internet access to run the console in order to install guest os withi virtual machine?
thank you
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brent_caskeyCommented:
You should not need internet access. You will only need to have a properly configured IP and subnet. If you want to access the server from a remote location, you would need internet access.
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
i took some time off of this task I will come back to it shortly.
thank you
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sburdinskyCommented:
Try upgrading to SP2.
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
i only have SP1, where do I get SP2 for free?
thank you
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sburdinskyCommented:
I would have thought you could just download it from Microsoft
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
ok thank you I will try it.
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srabanti_chitteCommented:
I downloaded KB 925336 and VMware iserver nstallation was successful.I had the similar error message earliar.
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