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  • After installing Vail two times following steps provided here http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/23275/how-to-install-windows-home-server-beta-vail-on-vmware-workstation/#comment-97586

    It installed VMware tools and it runs windows update, then I get an error message

    An error has occurred, try to install it again. SHUTDOWN button

    It worked fine for me on VMWare Workstation 7.0 (7.0.0 build-203739 to be exact).  Can you post a screenshot of the error?  Is your virtual NIC enabled during installation?
    Saturday, July 31, 2010 3:04 PM
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  • Where can I post the screenshot?

    There is not option to attach screeshot here

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Where can I post the screenshot?

    There is not option to attach screeshot here

    Sorry, I should have said post a screenshot to a pic-sharing site, then post the link to it here.
    Saturday, July 31, 2010 6:13 PM
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  • I'm installing it again and still doesn't work

    Perhaps because when it comes to enter reg key, the keys I'm getting from here are not working then I just delete the key and click next then it keeps going till I get the error message

    The key only works when I create the virtual machine to install Vail, after the installation is finished and I'm prompted to enter the key, the same key doesn't work.  

    I have tried another key and still it doesn't work

    You can see the 2 screenshots over here

     

    http://www.4shared.com/file/fkVaHtrZ/Downloads.html


    Saturday, July 31, 2010 6:25 PM
  • I'm installing it again and still doesn't work

    Perhaps because when it comes to enter reg key, the keys I'm getting from here are not working then I just delete the key and click next then it keeps going till I get the error message

    The key only works when I create the virtual machine to install Vail, after the installation is finished and I'm prompted to enter the key, the same key doesn't work.  

    I have tried another key and still it doesn't work

    You can see the 2 screenshots over here 

    http://www.4shared.com/file/fkVaHtrZ/Downloads.html

    That's file sharing, not pic sharing (such as flickr.com or imageshack.us), plus I don't use WinRar.  In any event, try installing without ever entering a key (that's what I did).
    Saturday, July 31, 2010 6:37 PM
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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/7604469@N07/

     

    I'm trying without entering any key to see what happens. 

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 6:53 PM
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/7604469@N07/

    I'm trying without entering any key to see what happens. 

    Wow, that's a pretty generic error message.  :)  Are you attaching the iso directly to the VM (or did you burn the iso)?  Did you run a checksum on the iso for verification?
    Saturday, July 31, 2010 6:58 PM
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  • I'm attaching iso to WMware directly.  What do you use to check checkum on ISO?  I installed it again without key and I got the same error

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:00 PM
  • I'm attaching iso to WMware directly.  What do you use to check checkum on ISO?  I installed it again without key and I got the same error

    MS File Checksum Integrity Verifier.

    Have you installed any 64-bit OS in your VM?

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:10 PM
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  • My checksum result is

    bb1531260144cd5de0eb9df2be7f7a29 installdvd.iso.  Does it make sense?

     

    I have XP, Vista and W7 virtual images x32 

    My physical machine is w7 64bit with 8 GB memory

     

     

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:20 PM
  • My checksum result is

    bb1531260144cd5de0eb9df2be7f7a29 installdvd.iso.  Does it make sense? 

    Is that the SHA1 value for your iso (or the MD5)?  MS has the SHA1 value on the Connect site, but not the MD5.

    I have XP, Vista and W7 virtual images x32

    If you have access to other 64-bit OS images, you might try installing one of them (perhaps there is a problem with 64-bit OSes in your VM in general).

    My physical machine is w7 64bit with 8 GB memory


    Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:50 PM
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  • Ok thanks

     

    I'm downloading it again with file transfer manager just in case, to try one more time

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:55 PM
  •   Is your virtual NIC enabled during installation?


    No,

    Thats the problem I'm having w/ VMware workstation 7.1.1.

    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/haole1/WHSVailOnVMware_13.jpg

     

    I cannot find any NIC drivers with the VMware installation nor on the WHS Vail DVD.

    What can I do to fix this & get Vail installed?

    Saturday, September 4, 2010 1:53 PM
  • You can try VMWare Server instead of Workstation (though it shouldn't really matter). But VMWare should be imitating an Intel NIC if I remember correctly, and Vail should find the driver "in box". If your virtual NIC isn't found, probably it means that VMWare isn't configured correctly. So to fix it you will need to see what you need to change about your virtual machine configuration.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, September 4, 2010 2:35 PM
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  • Thanks for the quick answer,  Ken.

    It was my non-custom setup where I faulted.

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    I tried another install using the OP's link to the step-by-step & got Vail installed successfully, in the VMware version I have.

    Thank you cga_ie for posting that link.

    Saturday, September 4, 2010 4:08 PM