Friday, 15 January 2016

Unable to un-install/remove corrupted VMware tool.

Issue: Unable to install/unistall/remove VMware tool. Its asks for locating to c:\users\usersprofile\xxxx\temp\.msi setup file.

Cause: VMware tool may be corrupted or the stale entries of VMware tool in registry creating problem..

My Environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 X64

Solution(Steps):  Lets try force removal of VMware tool and then try to re-install it.

1. Map the VMware tool installation setup from guest>install/upgrade vmware tool option
2. Login to the machine which is having problem.
3. Open CMD(Run as Administrator)
4. Locate the Installation drive letter(in my case its D:\)
5. Run the command Setup64.exe /C
6. Say Ok
7. Remap the VMware tool installation file from (guest>install/upgrade vmware tool)
8. On the same session of CMD run the command Setup64.exe
9. It will initiate normal installation process of VMware tool.
10. Wait for VMware tool to be installed successfully.
11. Reboot your machine and you are done with installing VMware tool.

In my case it worked like awesome.. but before you do it, please verify your environment suitable for this scenario.

Let me know if you have any query or suggestion on this post.

Cheers, have healthy VM running... :)

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