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Cannot capture a VMware virtual machine with vmware tools installed


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Hi, All

I'm testing out smart deploy trial at the moment

first I create a windows 7 ent vm

then I installed VMware tools

installed applications I need

remove VMware tools restart the vm machine, shut down

and capture the vm hdd, but I receive the error cannot capture a VMware virtual machine with vmware tools installed please uninstall VMware tools

I turn the machine back on to check but I don't see any VMware tools anymore but it still keep popup this message

please advise what should I do

Thank you

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Thanks for taking the time to evaluate SmartDeploy.

Please check for the following keys in regedit and remove them if they exist. Also, please ensure no snapshots have been created on the VM.

  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
  • SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\VMTools
  • SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\VMwareTools
  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{96B74176-0BA4-4F5D-B3A5-466EAD9E73BD}


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