This is solved: I had to uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security before installing VMware - just disabling it was not enough.
This is a known issue and has been covered many times before in these forums.
Yes, and I tried every remedy from these forums, and none helped - that's why I updated the thread with the answer that I found. I don't believe that "uninstalling Kaspersky" has previously been offered as a remedy. Disabling it is not enough.
Uninstalling AntiVirus and or EndPoint Security software has been discussed a considerable number of times and has been discussed for many years and uninstalling any given AntiVirus and or EndPoint Security software is SOP when dealing with some issues with VMware Type 2 Hypervisors, especially when there are Network related issues. At times both Avast and Kaspersky as well as others have been mention in these forums and at times in the product release notes too.
I'm quite prepared to believe that it has been discussed, I just could not find it: more than 30 years experience in IT support obviously isn't enough, in this case
Don't worry. The important part is that you found the solution, and that you came back to post it here to help others. Thanks for this.
Thanks Spond for posting the solution. I had exactly the same issue. Uninstalling Kaspersky sorted it out for me as well. I also tried the other suggestions (disabling AV, etc) & all failed until I spotted your post.
But it is still shocking that in current age 2 major manufacturers of software used by millions (?) can not make they software work together.
Uninstall/re-install would be acceptable in 80's
No need to uninstall. I did the following:
- Start Kaspersky Internet Security
- Turn off Self-Defense
- Start Windows Services
- Stop the Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service
- Make any VMWare Networking changes you need, (Virtual Network Editor -> repair)
- Re-start Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service
- Re-enable Self-Defense