arosca
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Cannot install VMWare DiskMount 5.5 on Windows 7 64bit

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The setup program fails. The following message appears in the system event log and seems to be the cause of the installation failure:

The Vstor2 Virtual Storage Driver service failed to start due to the following error:

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

Thanks!

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golddiggie
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Not really sure if it's supported under 64 bit OS's since it only lists 32 bit in the documentation/requirements here: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/disk_mount_utility_5_5_driver_tools/JSpiZGR0cGJkd2U=

But, doing a little more research yielded this page: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2016 With links to this page (supports Windows 7): http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vddk/ which could allow you to use the tool under Windows 7. You'll need to test it under the Windows 7 x64 OS to see if it will install/run though.

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golddiggie
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Not really sure if it's supported under 64 bit OS's since it only lists 32 bit in the documentation/requirements here: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/disk_mount_utility_5_5_driver_tools/JSpiZGR0cGJkd2U=

But, doing a little more research yielded this page: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2016 With links to this page (supports Windows 7): http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vddk/ which could allow you to use the tool under Windows 7. You'll need to test it under the Windows 7 x64 OS to see if it will install/run though.

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arosca
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Thanks for the tip!

I installed the Virtual Disk SDK from

http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VDDK-1-1-1

which contains a copy of vmware-mount and the install worked on Windows 7. This allowed me to run vmware-mount.exe and map the vmdk file to a drive letter.

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continuum
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I am not sure about Win7-64 ... on 2k8 R2 64bit the build in mount tool of WS 7 works fine.




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