• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1771
  • Last Modified:

install VMWare Player on Windows 7

I am continuing to get this error when installing VMware Player 4.02. on Win 7 Pro  64/bit

The MSI %temp%\vmware_1332345030\vmwarevmicisocket64.msi failed.

the number of course changes when I run again.  I have cleaned out my temp directory, I also moved my temp directory to c:\temp in the environment variables.  I have tried installing under another user name (all with admin rights) to no avail.  Please advise any suggestions.
vmware-error.gif
0
Jimmy_MCSO
Asked:
Jimmy_MCSO
8 Solutions
 
coolsport00Commented:
Do you have any other VMware products installed? Like, vSphere Client? VMware Workstation? etc? IF So...uninstall everything. Delete all VMware folders if the uninstall doesn't do so. Then, go into your host registry and delete, or at least rename the VMware references there, then retry the install.

~coolsport00
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Disable ALL Anti-Virus.
0
 
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
No other VMware products installed, and I have disabled AV.
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 
CSI-Windows_comCommented:
Please follow the instructions in the below article and upload a verbose MSI log for that specific MSI.

The installation will likely generate serveral "MSI?????.LOG" files - it will be important to search for the .MSI name in the log to confirm it is the correctly log file.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Installation/A_5177-Installation-Logging-How-To-Create-a-Verbose-Windows-Installer-Log-and-Submit-it-With-Your-Question-Including-MSIs-That-are-INSIDE-Setup-exes.html
0
 
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
The problem is that it deletes that that msi file when it fails
0
 
CSI-Windows_comCommented:
The logs will still be available in TEMP and since you already know the name of the MSI you can just search for the name inside any of the MSI logs that have time date stamps that indicate they were generated by your install attempt.
0
 
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
These are the 2 setup logs it left in the temp directory
vmsetup.20120321103141.log
vmsetup.20120321103141.vmwarevmc.log
0
 
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
Ok I found a way around it.  When I installed VMworkstation.  That worked fine  Thanks for all your suggestions
0
 
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
My own solution, was a work around to get this working.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now