Same Problem over here.
Host is W2k3, Guests are 2008 Server an XPSp2
in my case the messages are german and the error message is the same.
It does not matter how you try to upgrade it simply doesn't work in unattended install an fails with the error messages in attended install.
I THINK that the reason may be that the drivers are still unsigned. (Ususlly not signed whilst product is still beta)
I have the same Problem on all my Win2003 VM's.
Looks like a bug in the Server 2 Beta 2 Version
and here comes the next "me too".
Has anyone checked this against other guests than WinXP?
- completely deinstall previous vmware tools (from system config/software)
- install new version
But the new vmware SVGA II driver seems to be buggy. Often I have a scrambled windows wich have to be minimized to descramble.
Old version works much better here. So I will try to go back.