I've searched but not found this problem mentioned anywhere; any ideas?
Per event viewer:
Error is reported by System account
Source is Service Control Manager
Event ID is 7009
Error is repeated multiple times
I did disable AVG antivirus SW before attempting installation
I did install the guest OS from a DVD using Easy Install.
I did try to install VMware Tools several times before I figured out how to set the DVD to Auto detect but it is set correctly now.
Every time I try to do the install, the correct iso file appears to get connected to the virtual DVD and the installation begins and runs for a while before hitting this error.
(i.e. If I look at the DVD while the install window is open, I see the iso on my host.)
Searched registry per one kb article and found nothing that looks like a partial install.
No files at C:\Program Files\VMware on the guest.
I've spent several hours on this and am disappointed. Will try to create a new VM with a Windows 10 guest tomorrow.
Any ideas will be appreciated.