I have attempted to install VMWare Player 3.1.4 and get part way through the script when it produces an error message and then hangs. The message is as follows:
An error has occurred in the script on this page
Error: Expected ']'
Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?
Does anyone have a clue what might be causing the installer script to choke at line 870 character 7?
I tried installing version 3.1.3 and get the identical error so I suspect that it is something related to my machine or system rather than a script problem. (But with few clues to proceed I am stymied.)
Welcome to the Community,
how far does the installation run?
If it stops with a blank installation window you may want to take a look at Re: Blank Screen on installation which describes an issues with a buggy zone entry.
Thanks for the suggestion ab0out the Internet registry. It does not appear, however, that the registry has a folder starting with "L" so that doesn't appear to be my problem.
To answer the question about how far it gets, the answer is only to the point where it asks for the directory where the application should be installed. It fails immediately after that point.
I had a suggestion from a colleague that turned out to resolve the problem. The user name under which the process was running had an apostrophe in it. That apparently casued the script to abort.
I had a similar error with the VMware Player 4.0 installation: Expected ')' on line 871.
So, here's a note/workaround to anyone who may come accross this thread in the future:
1) Make sure the installation file (.exe) is running from a folder without any apostrophe's in it. Personally, I'd just go ahead and copy it into a very simple path like "C:\Install\VMware" just to make sure special characters aren't an issue.
2) Make sure the path the VMware setup is using for temporary files does not contain any special characters. By default the installation will use your user's temporary folder which can be found by typing "%TEMP%" in the address bar of any explorer window. However, you can force it to use a differen't path using the "/t" argument like this:
VMware-player-4.0.0-471780.exe /t "C:\Install\VMware\Temp"
I hope this saves someone a few headaches down the road. I just spent half the day trying to figure this out and then found this thread AFTER I figured it out on my own. Oh well. At least I'm all up to date with the latest version now.