8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2009 11:19 AM by ianz105

    Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter

    ianz105 Novice

      I installed VMware Workstation 6.5.2 on a Windows Server 2008 EE SP1 for testing.

       

      The 2 default virtual network adapters have been setup for 2 HOST-ONLY vlans and work fine. Now I need to add one more host vitual adapter for the third VLAN. After add it in and click apply, I got "An error occurred while updating the virtual network setting. Error code: 0". Anyone has got this issue? Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
          jokke Expert

           

          You could try to open cmd as admin/elevated and browse to "VMware Workstation" directory. Then execute this command: "vnetlib -- add adapter vmnet5"

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

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          • 2. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
            ianz105 Novice

            I tried the follwoing and reboot:

             

            vnetlib -- add adapter vmnet5

            vnetlib -- set adapter vmnet5 addr 10.10.12.1

            vnetlib -- set vnet vmnet5 mask 255.255.255.0

            vnetlib -- update adapter vmnet5

             

             

            nothing happend after hit enter on each line above. Don't see any virtual adapter created.

            • 3. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
              jokke Expert

              Upload vminst.log. Remember to delete your serial from it!

              • 4. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
                ianz105 Novice

                Please see attachment.

                • 5. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
                  ianz105 Novice

                  I did a clean installation and got the same result. The following is the part of the log AFTER the installation. I am wondering if it is because of Windows 2008 as the host OS.

                   

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:08 I1:VNL_InstallNetworkAdapter: Window not supplied, so creating one

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:08 I1:LogTokenPermissions: number of privileges: 22

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:08 I1:SetVnetParameter: Created vmnet subkey vmnet5\Adapter

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:08 I1:VNLCopyFileToSystemDir: copying 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vnetlib.dll' to 'C:\Windows\system32\vnetlib.dll'

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:08 I1:VNLWaitForPendingInstallEvents: No install events are pending

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:09 E1:VNL_InstallInfW2K: inf file copy failed: 0x00000005

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:09 E1:VNLInstallNetworkAdapterW2K: could not copy inf file: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\netadapter.inf

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:10 XX:VNL_InstallNetworkAdapter: Adapter install result FALSE needsreboot FALSE

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:26:10 I1:ParseCommand: operation: successful

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:27:08 I1:adapterSetFunct: (vmnet5, addr 10.10.12.1)

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:27:08 I1:adapterSetFunct: set adapter parameter: result TRUE

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:27:08 I1:ParseCommand: operation: successful

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:29:39 I1:vnetSetFunct: (vmnet5, mask 255.255.255.0 )

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:29:39 I1:VNL_SetVnetSubnetMask: bits in IP mask: 24

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:29:39 I1:standardized mask: 255.255.255.0

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:29:39 I1:vnetSetFunct: set vnet parameter: result TRUE

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:29:39 I1:ParseCommand: operation: successful

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:30:22 I1:VNL_UpdateAdapterFromConfig: Updating adapter config on vmnet5

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:30:22 XX:VNL_UpdateAdapterFromConfig: Adapter update result FALSE

                  inst : 09/22/09 12:30:22 I1:ParseCommand: operation: failed

                  • 6. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
                    continuum Guru User Moderators vExpert

                    did you reboot after adding the new adapter with the vmnetcfg.exe GUI ?

                    That tool is buggy and often error-messages do not mean some operation failed.

                    It is probably wise to have no running VMs while trying vmnetcfg.exe

                     

                     

                     

                     

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                    • 7. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
                      jokke Expert

                       

                      Did you, when installing, remember to right-click installer and run as administrator?

                       

                       

                      Could you try another command (also elevated cmd) in workstation directory;

                       

                       

                      "rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection VMnetAdapter5.Install 128 %CD%\netadapter.inf"

                       

                       

                      • 8. Re: Cannot add Host Vitual Adapter
                        ianz105 Novice

                        Running vmnetcfg.exe got the same error as my first post.

                         

                        Using Administrator account to run "rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection VMnetAdapter5.Install 128 %CD%\netadapter.inf" does not help, I did reboot but no virtual network adaptor installed.

                         

                        I did another clean install on a Windows XP SP2 machine. It works fine. I am wondering if some default local policy can cause this issue on Windows Server 2008 EE SP1.