What's the deal with the latest Workstation Pro 15.5 update ?
It downloads, says a system reboot is required to install VC redistributables, but after the reboot it says 15.5 needs to upgrade and the version is still showing 15.1.
The upgrade isn't installing. Not on 1 system but at least 50.
All Windows 10 1903 systems.
No that wasn't the fix.
In typical VMWare garbage fashion they never released a note that the update wouldn't install unless you ran VMWare Workstation Pro as an Administrator.
So even though the 15.5 update itself would elevate using UAC, it still wouldn't install. If you launched VMWare as an admin, it would install.
Like I said, typical VMWare garbage.
Uninstalled weeks and weeks ago.
I got the same issue during the installation of version 15.5. On the previous versions this was not a issue. Hopefully VMware fixes this in an upcoming release.
The issue is that every time I started the WS installer, it mentiones that due to a VC C++ redist update I needed to restart. After rebooting and trying again, every time the same error. The error during the WS install mentions VMware KB article KB55798.
I solved it by:
Yes, per HJLBX, if you run the 15.0 app as administrator and then start the update, you will see and entirely different UI and the process will complete nicely.
Irresponsible of them no to include a warning in the update alert to run as Administrator when you attempt to get it.