So the OS was updated today to version 1703 and that is when things got goofy. I rolled back and the VMware tools seemed to be broken. I went to reinstall VMware tools and it won't start the service Vmware CAF Management Agent Service. I am at a loss as to what to do at this point.
Any VMware employees out there?
Reset Windows was my last resort, it fixed the issue.
When you say "Reset' Windows...Do you mean uninstalled the Windows 10 Creator 1703 update or deleted your Windows 10 installation and reinstalled?
same problem here.
windows 10 vm, upgraded to 1703, when trying to install wmware tools 10.1.7 i obtain the same error.
if i try to start the service manually, via services msc, i receive error that service did not start.
I've also increase the timeout to 60 sec but nothing.
tried version 10.1.5 ... same results.
the only option is to click cancel and the setup rollback all changes removing the service and, of curse, the vmware tools also.
i've tryed with sysinternals procmon to see if something goes wrong but I did not find anything useful.
is there some log file that can be read to see what is going wrong ?
please any help will be appreciated
thanks a lot
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Solved for me.
I've deleted the CAF folder inside c:\programdata\vmware.
For some reason it contains configuration files corrupted and unreadable.
Reinstall VMware tools 10.1.7 and all goes fine.
Service started and setup finished.
I hope this could be useful for other
It worked for me very well