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bigfixuser
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RegKey "PendingFileRenameOperations" gets created when copying files to VM

I've installed the current VMWare Workstation 7.0.1 build-227600 on a Windows 7 x64 machine. If I drag any file from my desktop into the VM I notice that the regkey for rebooting gets set.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

"PendingFileRenameOperations" REG_MULTI_SZ

value = \??\C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VMwareDnD\f5326509\

This key usually tells setups that a reboot is needed or pending. I simply copy in file "New Text Document.txt", and the key is created within the VM. I've reproduced this with a Windows Server 2003 and 2008 VM images, both have been updated with VMWare tools. Can anyone else reproduce this?

Thanks,

bigfixuser

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ClaudeCC
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I am experiencing the exact same issue.

I have VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 build-894247 running on Windows 8 64bit.

bigfixuser, were you able to ever find a fix for this problem?

Thanks,

Claude

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bigfixuser
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Nope, this is still present in v10.0.5.

Can anyone from VMWare explain this behavior?

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bigfixuser
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...and still present in v11.1.0 build-2496824

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