pospelov
Contributor
Contributor

VMWare Horizon Client Failed to install

Hello.
The product failed to install on Windows 10. Logs generated by the installer are attached.

I will be very grateful if you can help me figure out the cause of this problem. Thank you in advance.

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Alberte1
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ERROR: Failed writing to file "C:\windows\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts".

Horizon client adds an entry to the local hosts file and some antivirus apps block access.  Disable your antivirus temporarily and try again.

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Shreyskar
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi pospelov

This issue is caused by the host file on the system being read only or other permission restrictions.

If you have a policy that sets the GPO to ready only or antivirus that enforces it.

Change the permissions for the hosts file on the system from read only to read/write and try again.

File Location: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

You can change this attribute from read-only to read-write mode during the View client installation to allow the installation to proceed and permissions can be reverted after installation to satisfy organizational requirements..

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