Thursday, October 16, 2008

vmware 2 install - system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation error

Whilst trying to upgrade my VMWare server 1.0 to the new 2.0 version, I ran into a fun error.



So I tried a few resolutions I had found on the web which led me to this patch:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925336

Now granted, the title of that KB seems misleading but apparently it applies here too. Since VMWare made this big huge install file (500+ MB), you have to install this patch and reboot. Afterwards, the installer worked fine for me.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

THis works fine, thx a lot;-)

Anonymous said...

Worked for me too.

Anonymous said...

I tried this solution and it worked for me.

Thanks,
Marcio

vpnpro said...

It worked! You are the Man! 8-)

Thanks,
Milton

Anonymous said...

thanks!

Admin Guy, London UK

Anonymous said...

damn wtf was vmware thinking... thanks buddy worked for me

Jason Poll said...

Thanks, chalk me up as another that this worked for.

Don't you love error messages that don't really indicate the real problem?

Anonymous said...

that did the job

Anonymous said...

worked for me as well

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! It works for WinXP x64 too and save my time.

Peng,

compuiter techh said...

thanks for the solution, the problem fixed.

You are a great Techie

Anonymous said...

Worked here also....WinServer2003 R2 and VMWare Server 2.0.2