mokagi
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VMware tools installation stuck on Update Pending

Hi all

I have a Windows 7 guest OS running on a Ubuntu 11.10 host using VMplayer 4.0

I tried to update the VMware tools, but the installation is stuck on 'Update pending', and the ISO doesn't mount onto the guest DVD drive.

The DVD is set to autodetect.

Does anyone has an idea what to do?

Thnaks

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continuum
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do you have the windows.iso file on your host ?

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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mokagi
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The update UI shows it was downloaded, but nothing happens.

I tried to locate it on my drive but couldn't find it (but i'm not sure i looked at the correct location)

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ngek
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I am having the exact same problem.

Fedora 16 Host Operating System

VMPlayer 4.0.1 build-528992

Windows Vista Guest OS

Tons of memory and disk space on both host and guest.

I have allowed the "Update pending" to run overnight and no change.

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alexwb
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I'm also having this problem.

Also on Fedora 16 32bits.

Works on Mint 12 Lisa, though.

I read a suggestion somewhere to try installing vmware workstation trial instead. Once the trial expires, the feature set reverts to Player.

Seriously, if this is something that needs to installed from within the guest OS, why not just release a setup.exe file and be done with it? No sense in making already complicated things even more complicated (and frustrating and I'm venting, so I'll shut up now).

Alex

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ngek
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I solved the problem by returning to Ubuntu...

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nterry
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I have exactly this issue with Fedora16 (64bit) Host and Windows XP.

Has anyone found an answer?

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alexwb
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Yup. Virtualbox. No problems with Fedora 16 32b (so far...)

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skunkwerk
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I have the same issue.  I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 as my host, and VMWare Player 4.0 with Windows XP as my guest OS.  I try to update my VMWare tools, but it's stuck at 100% and says "update pending" but never does anything.  Any ideas?

thanks

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vbanzon
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Meanwhile in 2020, using VMWare Player 16:

After clicking on File > Player Preferences > Check for software components as needed > Download All Components Now, I get stuck on Update Pending.
However, I noticed that my fingerprint scanner light up so I let it scan my fingerprint. Then, it started finished installing. It got stuck again after installing 3 updates, so I canceled the download then open again the Machine, allow to install the update then scan the fingerprint until all are installed.

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