HP 14-dq1xxx laptop, I3 processor, 16 GB ram, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 V. 21H2
Originally installed Horizon 7 when the laptop was running Windows 10. Worked perfectly. I upgraded to Win 11 and experienced no issues: everything worked perfectly.
Got an update notification for Horizon to update from V7 to V8 (2106). Update failed, could not roll back, and have tried every version of Horizon client - all fail.
I see in the compatibility matrix that Win 11 21H2 is supported by Horizion 2106. Performed a complete de-install, deleted original directories, and tried a clean start with 2106. Fail.
Fail fail fail.
Anyone have ideas? Would be nice is VMWare chimed in here...
Refer to https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Horizon-Desktops-and-Apps/Installation-Failed-Horizon-Desktop-Clie...
This could be related to Visual C++
Thanks for getting back - this wasn't the issue. I updated the C++ runtimes and it didn't help. I also disabled antivirus, pulled out the MSI file and tried to run it independently, disabled the installation of the features included on the install popup: nothing made a difference for me until I found a tip buried in a thread out in the wild that worked. I will assert that this seems a ridiculously simple thing to miss, and I'm baffled VMWare missed it in their install routines. Pretty dumb failure.
That said: VMWare Horizon 8 (2106) works just fine on Windows 11 Home V. 21H2. I have it running on 2 different (but both HP) laptops, no hiccups or issues. Your experience may vary.
Try deleting the contents of this folder:
THEN try to INSTALL the client and let me know what happens, please.