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I am having trouble with the install of VMware-ClientIntegrationPlugin-6.0.0.  I get the error message that says:  Error overwriting hosts file: boost::filesystem::copy_file:Access is denied: "C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.new", "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"

I have updated permissions for the folder.

any suggestions?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Have you tried - "Run As Administrator"

hosts file is a Protected System file.

and that folder is also a Protected OS folder.
Perrin25

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I have tried that and I still get the same issue.  I have tried logging in as both local and network admins and then using the "run as administrator" option but with the same results.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

have you tried removing the file host.new, or moving to a different location, as this is a file which i added, not part of the OS file system.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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Perrin25

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the only things showing in the file are:
hosts
lmhosts.sam
networks
protocol
services
Perrin25

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the program does put the host.new and host.bak into the folder.   but if i leave them, rename them or delete them has not made a difference.
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