VM Converter installation problem

Hi, I have installed with success vmconverter on windows 2000 server sp4, I have made convertion of the physical machine to virtual machine, then I have uninstall vm converter but after this I would install vm converter again (because I must convert this pysical machine on another esx host) but when I try install I have an error message that is in attached file.
Thanks.

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coolsport00Commented:
You don't have to install the Converter Standalone tool on the box you're converting. You can install it on your own workstation. If you are set on installing it on this box, make sure it is completely uninstalled from Add/Rem pgms. Stop any vmware-converter processes in Task Manager, delete the installation folder if it didn't get deleted during uninstall, reboot, try a reinstall.

Regards,
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Check to see if you have Update Rollup 1 installed, it is a requirement for vconverter.  If not download below

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en
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sasapixAuthor Commented:
My first operation is that II have installed vmconverter on physical machine with Windows 2000, with this installation I haven't problem, after vmconverter installation I have converted the physical machine to virtual machine and also with this operation no problem.
Then I have removed (from add/remove programs) vmconverter and then I have verified that there aren't installation directory and there aren't process (from task-manager), then I have rebooted physical machine and then I have installed again vmconverter..with this operation I have error message.
Thanks.

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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Check the registry to see if there was something still hanging out there.  Once you install it you can keep there, just disable the service, this way it doesn't take up any resources if you want to use it again
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
You could also install vconverter on a different PC and point it to the Windows 2000 system
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sasapixAuthor Commented:
yes, I have already tried from another machine and in this mode I can convert the physical machine also if I remove vm converter from the physical machine I cann't to convert this machine because I have an error message ! this's very strange for me.
Thanks.
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coolsport00Commented:
So, you *can* convert the 2K machine if you install Converter on a different workstation (as I and "paul..." mention)? If that is the case, aren't you good to go? Is there a reason why you need to continue running Converter on this 2K physical machine?

~coolsport00
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sasapixAuthor Commented:
no for my purpose it's ok to convert win2k machine from vmconvereter installed on another machine !
thanks.
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coolsport00Commented:
Awesome :) So, is everything resolved for you?

~coolsport00
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sasapixAuthor Commented:
yes ! The native problem isn't resolved but circumvented but is important is the final result ! :)
Thanks.

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sasapixAuthor Commented:
HI, I have used vm converter version 3.0.3 and I haven't problem !

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 Salvatore.
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coolsport00Commented:
Hi "sasapix"...I would like to get this working for you. From your post above, I thought what "paulsolov" and I submitted was sufficient? I think your post got a little confusing.

So, let me see if I have this correctly - when you try to install vCenter Converter Standalone on your Win 2000 server, you get the above error...is that correct? If that is true, I found these VMware Community articles about a couple things to try on the server you're installing Converter Standalone on:
- If you have a different language OS, that can cause a problem
- If Client for Microsoft Networks is disabled in Network Settings, that can also cause this problem
- Try changing the SYSTEM VARIABLES to ""%USERPROFILE%\Temp" (http://communities.vmware.com/thread/118032)
(see: http://communities.vmware.com/message/1263504;jsessionid=15179BA44AB2B8577BC0AD74D79C3EDC)

Try them and see if that helps. Post back if it doesn't.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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sasapixAuthor Commented:
Hi, sorry but I have made a little confusion about this problem that can be solved in two methods:

- install vm converter 4 on another machine
or
- install vm converter 3 on physical machine with windows 2000 server.
Thanks !

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 Salvatore.
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coolsport00Commented:
"sasapix", did my suggestions on what to troubleshoot regarding that error work? You may just be satisfied with the workaround? Since I & 'paulsolov' gave you at least the workaround, I recommend splitting points to posts: #28439816 & #28483374.

~coolsport00
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sasapixAuthor Commented:
yes I am satisfied about your indication (run convert from another machine) also I think that the most correct step is to use vm converter 3.0.3 version instead version 4.
thanks.

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 Salvatore.
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