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Doublehealth
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Install failed on horizon

Need to download 5..3 for work but i haven't been able to get past 75% before it says "install failed". I've disabled my antivirus, and tried multiple browsers. Going to attach log file, thank you in advance for any advice.

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It looks lie the installation cannot access the "hosts" file to add the required entry.

From the .log file:
vdmInstUtil: 12/14/20 15:12:18 --- VMAddViewLocalHostEntryToHostsFile() : Adding view-localhost entry to the 'etc\hosts' file.
vdmInstUtil: 12/14/20 15:12:18 File/directory does not exist: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts"
vdmInstUtil: 12/14/20 15:12:18 "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts" does not exist.

What you can do as a workaround is to manually add
127.0.0.1 view-localhost # view localhost server
to the hosts file prior to running the client installation.
Remember to hit <CRLF> (the "Enter" key) at the end of the line, so that it is not the last line in the file.

André

 

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