vlho
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Solution: How to install vCenter Server 4.1 on Windows 7 (Vista) 64-bit

Warning: This hacking is not supported by VMware !!!

1/ extract iso image of vCenter (e.g. in 7zip) to any folder in destination machine

2/ download application for editing msi file and install

e.g. Insted from http://www.instedit.com/download.html

3/ run this application and open file ...\vpx\VMware vCenter Server.msi

4/ in Tables click on item "LaunchCondition"

5/ on the right find row with text:

"Installed Or (VersionNT>=501 And VersionNT < 600) Or (VersionNT = 600 And MsiNTProductType <> 1) Or (VersionNT = 601 And MsiNTProductType = 3)"

and modify it to:

"Installed Or (VersionNT>=501) Or (VersionNT = 600 And MsiNTProductType <> 1) Or (VersionNT = 601 And MsiNTProductType = 3)"

after that save and close

6/ download 64-bit verison of Microsoft AD LDS (new name for ADAM) from:

Windows Vista:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1b7f0a5-2131-44fd-9dde-fa146154e13a

Windows 7:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a45059af-47a8-4c96-afe3-93da...

and install

7/ run ..\autorun.exe to install vCenter

...

good luck

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rmnanney
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Nice instructions, I just got it working quite easily thank you!

Windows 7 Pro x64

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grance
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Awesome post. +10 to you! Worked perfect.

Windows 7 Pro 64bit as well.

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5h33pd0g
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Thanks for doing the heavy lifting on the Win7 install

It worked for me.

However, to install the AD LDS I needed the batch file found in:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/thread/181840ca-5e09-4dc4-926b-294414c7d6f...

Also, I had to add Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Command Line Utilities, found below, to create my DSN

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=C6C3E9EF-BA29-4A43-8D69-A2BED18FE73C&dis...

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M3ltdown
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You have to select "english" as installation language, as you get errors when selecting different (at least with "german")

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MarkErikEE
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Many thanks to vlho and 5h33pd0g!

CLI asked for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client also, but after that - everything installed just fine.

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vlho
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Hi all,

here: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-16950

is new solution How to install vCenter Server 5.0 on Window 7 64-bit

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Jimmy16
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When I try to edit the LaunchCondition with InstEd 1.5.15.26, there is no modify or edit option. I see the Condition, but can't edit it. What am I missing? thx

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