AmazingTed
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Enthusiast

VMWare Updates showing in Windows Update

Hi all, first time ive see this but i am showing VMWare Inc. Updates being pushed through Windows Update Services as below:

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Only seems to be on Server 2016 and seems consistant with things ive seen online relating to VMWare Tools.

the installed version of VMWare Toold is 10.1.0.

Cannot find any more information online regarding these updates, any suggestions or advice on where else i can look?

I cannot believe for 1 minute VMWare would push out an update with no release notes/change log.

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Alex_Romeo
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Leadership

Hi,

if it can be useful ...

What is VMware, Inc. - Net - 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - 1.8.10.0 appearing in Windows Update

ARomeo

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AmazingTed
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Enthusiast

Thanks i had seen this but its for something completely different.

The versions are all different etc. i had suspected it was a VMXNET3 driver based on this content but need some confirmation or at least some reference from someone at VMWare as to what it is im actually installing!

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Alex_Romeo
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Leadership

Hi,

you saw this:

https://www.drvhub.net/devices/chipsets/vmware/vmci-host

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ARomeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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hussainbte
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are you using SCCM in your environment.

coz I just checked all the patches in my WSUS and I could not find anything from VMware

we do have 2016, 2019 servers and ESXi 6.5

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AmazingTed
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Yes also seen this but again its not really compariative to my issue other than the version numbers... literally can't find any information on this at all.

We aren't using SCCM, this has come directly from Windows Update Services.

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ChrisFD2
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

pvscsi has been coming down through WSUS for some time. Looks like there's now more.

Eliminate the Windows Reboot after Updating VMware Tools - VMware vSphere Blog

Regards,
Chris
VCIX-DCV 2020 | VCP-DCV 2020 | VCP-NV 2020 | vExpert *** | CCNA R&S
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hussainbte
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from 10.3.10 version of VMtools which comes with 6.5 U3, 6.7 U3 and 6.0p08

the release notes says vmxnet3 and paravirtual scsi controller update are available from windows updates.

check the Microsoft catalog

VMware Tools 10.3.10 Release Notes

Microsoft Update Catalog

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SentiBlue
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My issue is similar but different version but and same date

VMware, Inc. - Net - 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - 1.8.16.0 - Error 0x800f0248

The annoying thing with my environment is that this is the only item in the install list.

It fails and only gives me the single button to Retry which will come back to the same error as seen above.

This update doesn't exist in my WSUS. And it does not give me the option to check for new updates.

This has been driving me nuts and I haven't been able to find a way around it yet. Any further help guys?

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jwilcoxiii
Contributor
Contributor

I have this same issue.  I keep getting updates for VMware, Inc. - System - 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - 9.8.16.0 and it keeps installing them then the update pops right back up.  The crazy thing is that I am running VMware Tools 10.3.2 build 9925305.  Does anyone know how to make it quit loading this update?

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