1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 17, 2013 7:03 AM by MrPhilTX

    VMWare Tools Software Update

    MrPhilTX Lurker

      I have been having trouble getting the update of the VMWare tools installed.  The autoupdate fails and says I should contact vmware or sysadmin.

      If I download and run the exe from http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/5.0.1/894247/windows/packages/tools-windows-9.2.2.exe.tar I get "The MSI '' failed" error.


      Now, I was getting that message from workstation, when I tried to update workstation.  I ended up manually uninstalling it completely (deleting registry keys and such based on this: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1031302 and this http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1308


      I'm hoping maybe someone has something like that for the VMWare tools install?  Apparently it is separate from the workstation installer.


      (I'm running 64 bit Win 8; trying to install tools 9.2.2 )