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    Unable to install VMware Tools on VM running on ESXi v4

    DougBaer Master
    VMware Employees

      When I try to install the VMware tools into a new Windows VM running on the release version of ESXi 4 (build 164009), I get the following message and it fails. 

       

      "Initiated VMware Tools install or upgrade  Unable to  install VMware Tools. An error occurred while trying to access image file "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/windows.iso" needed  to install VMware Tools: No such file or directory."

       

      Sure enough, there is no windows.iso on the host.  Can I download this, or do I need to extract it from the 'classic' ESX install (that I don't currently have?).  I currently have an ESXi-only environment.

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