10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2008 11:58 PM by om8000

    Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1

    om8000 Novice

       

      Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation.

       

       

      How can I even try out this program. It obviously has some hidden issues from beta till rc1.

       

       

      I'm, using winxp sp2, fully patched

       

       

      Version 5.1(Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300)

       

       

       

       

       

        • 2. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
          om8000 Novice

           

          I'm on windows XP 32 bit

           

           

          I'm not using win2003 server

           

           

          • 3. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
            om8000 Novice

             

            now I'm trying with

             

             

            Downloading Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929)

             

             

             

             

             

            perhaps this will help

             

             

            • 4. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
              continuum Guru
              User ModeratorsvExpert

              try to install vcredist manually first

               

               

               

               

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              • 5. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
                om8000 Novice

                 

                Well, I gues I posted a very clean question and I'm getting try this try that

                 

                 

                The point is, that I do not have any issues installing other msi packets.

                 

                 

                I just upgraded my XP win to sp3 and still the same error.

                 

                 

                Can please someone help me really? Or should I move to virtuozzo?

                 

                 

                I'm serious, I'm having troubles installing this peace of software. And I guess

                 

                 

                it is a catch somewhere inside install procedures or perhaps in registry.

                 

                 

                Does anyone really knows what's happening here?

                 

                 

                • 6. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
                  Peter_vm Guru

                  There is no problem installing VMware Server on a fresh Windows XP setup.

                  You must have some application conflict or configuration issue (if XP is managed by policy).

                  • 7. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
                    om8000 Novice

                     

                    nice answer, and what would you recommend?

                     

                     

                    registry cleaner or something?

                     

                     

                    is this an issue for microsoft forum?

                     

                     

                    it is funny that I can install other msi application and perhaps there is some "gray" area here.

                     

                     

                    But some aditional hints would be very helpful

                     

                     

                    I tried everything from links above and still the same ...

                     

                     

                    • 8. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
                      Peter_vm Guru

                      Post/attach all logs related to VMware installation, I'm sure they will give some clues.

                      There might be multiple ones. Search files by timestamp (time of your installation attempt).

                      • 9. Re: Cannot continue. The microsoft runtime dll installer failed for complete installation. VMware Server 2.0 rc1
                        johnhc Hot Shot

                         

                        om8000,

                         

                         

                        Are you trying to install in Safe Mode?  Please see the thread Peter_vm recommended up top here.  The system is not the same but the information contained in the post may be applicable. 

                         

                         

                        Do any errors appear in your System or Application event logs?

                         

                         

                        Good luck, John.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        Host and Guest Systems:

                        Windows XP Pro x64 Edition;

                        VMware 1.0.6, Build 91891

                        • 10. SOLVED: VMware Server 2 rc1 install issue
                          om8000 Novice

                           

                          !SOLVED !

                           

                           

                          Ok, ok there are really some troubles considering vcredist and local security policy as you people mentioned before.

                           

                           

                          I tried some vcredist packages from microsoft. Install of vcredist was successfull, but VMware Server install error stays the same.

                           

                           

                          So what I have done at the end of all this is:

                           

                           

                          1. I started install and live it to fail, but iI did not press cancel or ok for stop installing.

                           

                           

                          2. Now i browsed to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12} which was

                           

                           

                          created during install. And I manually started vcredist_x86.exe. Error message appeared. "The system administrator has policies to prevent this instalation".

                           

                           

                          This message is not correct. I already have some other vcredist installatiion on my system (from microsoft.com)

                           

                           

                          Now I have manually started VMWare Server.msi, which was unpacked under the same directory. Success!

                           

                           

                          Since you could not say that this is Microsoft or VMware issue but local company issue, it would be nice, to include a nice warning message

                           

                           

                          on how to adjust security policies. It will be a very usefull time saving notice.

                           

                           

                          But ... the major catch is that I do not have any policies turned on!

                           

                           

                          Anyway, now I'm successfully running rc1 ).

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          Below is my installation log (first run) ... where in the future -  should also be a nice little notice

                           

                           

                          that something with security policy is not ok - and what else can I try.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Begin Logging

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Command Line     =

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Admin            = TRUE

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 OS Major Version = 5

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 OS Minor Version = 1

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 OS Build Number  = 2600

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 OS Bitness       = 32-bit

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 OS Platform      = NT

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 OS Service Pack  = 3

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 running from --> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\VMware-server-2.0.0-101586.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = SKIPADMINCHECK NOT FOUND

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = MINORUPGRADE NOT FOUND

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = OPERATION, lpBuf = INSTALLUPD

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = PRODUCTNAME, lpBuf = VMware Server

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = PRODUCTCODE, lpBuf = {AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = LANGUAGES NOT FOUND

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = VM_DATABASE, lpBuf = VMware Server.msi

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = SFXINSERT, lpBuf = 1822720

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = VMIOPTION, lpBuf =

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = MINIMUM_9X_MSI, lpBuf = 200

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = MINIMUM_NT_MSI, lpBuf = 300

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = INSTMSIW, lpBuf = instmsiw.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = PROPERTIES NOT FOUND

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = OLDCODES, lpBuf = {5B9605EF-01FA-4429-8174-5A1039B0A7A5};{FEE84D71-7FF0-46C1-AED4-1BD821D53A9F}

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 lpName = HELPER_UI NOT FOUND

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 UI thread started successfully

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Total unpacked size will be 558342304

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Extracting setup files to "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup\"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Loaded library kernel32.dll(2088763392)

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 C:\ has 3272691712 free

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 Freeing library: 2088763392

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02 FreeBytes: 3272691712 Needed Bytes: 1127170368

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02   --> instmsiw.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:02   --> VMware Server.msi

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28   --> readme.txt

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28   --> vcredist_x64.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28   --> vcredist_x86.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28 No upgrade is necessary. System version meets minimum requirements

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28 Windows Installer is already correct version

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28 Found "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup\vcredist_x86.exe"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:28 Attempting to launch "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup\vcredist_x86.exe /Q /C:"msiexec -i vcredist.msi -qn -leom+ C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS~1\Temp\vm_vc8SP1.log ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1""

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:29 Child exited with code 1625

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:29 Process returned 1625

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:26:29 Launching VC8 dll installer failed with 1625.

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleting C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          instmsiw.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Found "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          instmsiw.exe"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleted file C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          instmsiw.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleting C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          readme.txt

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Found "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          readme.txt"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleted file C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          readme.txt

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleting C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          vcredist_x64.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Found "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          vcredist_x64.exe"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleted file C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          vcredist_x64.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleting C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          vcredist_x86.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Found "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          vcredist_x86.exe"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleted file C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          vcredist_x86.exe

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleting C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          VMware Server.msi

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Found "C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          VMware Server.msi"

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Deleted file C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS1\Temp\{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}setup
                          VMware Server.msi

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 Setup exit code is 1603

                          BootStrapper: 07/07/08 08:27:01 End Logging