Has anyone ran into a compatibility error when loading the VMware View Agent on a 64-bit Windows 7 virtual machine? I receive the following error:
The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.
Seems like an easy error. I'm loading VMware View Agent 64-bit build 5.1.1-799444
Have not seen this, did you verify the MD5 hash?
What is the complete filename that you downloaded?
I did verify the MD5 hash. The file I downloaded is VMware-viewagent-x86_64-5.1.1-799444.exe.
I'm trying to install it on a 64-bit Windows 7 SP1 virtual machine. I did also try to load it on a heavy Windows 7 machine as well with the same error.
The installer for the 32-bit version actually starts up and then errors out (before hitting next - next - etc) saying that this version will not work with this verison of Windows. Load the 64-bit version. For the 64-bit version, the installer never begins, I just get the error right off the bat.
It sounds like a problem with the build. Is it just happening on 1 desktop, or is it happening to all desktops?
Also, when you initially created the VM did you choose 32 bit or 64 bit windows?This might happen in you create a 32-bit VM then load Windows 7 64-bit on it?
check your VM settings under Options and see what OS version it is using.
I ended up reloading a VM with Windows 7 32-bit (works for the software I'm trying to load) and loaded the 32-bit agent. That seems to work without any issues. I'll revisit the 64-bit issue in the future.