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Offline jitun.john

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Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« on: June 09, 2013, 04:06:21 PM »
Issue with Avast_8.0.1489 Internet Security  :

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Service VMware Authorization Service (VMAuthdService) failed to start.
Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.


One cannot install VMware-workstation-full-9.0.2-1031769 with Avast installed on the unit.


As mentioned in Post 54 - Uninstalling Avast Resulted in a successful installation.

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/334335?start=45&tstart=0


After performing everything under the sun.. the above worked.
This is Obviously not an acceptable workaround.

I hope it can be fixed soon.

Offline David Karlsson

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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 09:48:42 PM »
I can confirm this. I keep getting some kind of authorization error message. And it doesn't help just to deactivate Avast, you must uninstall it completely in order to get VMWare Workstation to install.   :(

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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 06:57:15 PM »
Is it possible that VMWare needs to make some changes on their end in order not to have to un-install
what protects you in order to install their program ???
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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 10:51:01 PM »
Issue with Avast_8.0.1489 Internet Security  :

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Service VMware Authorization Service (VMAuthdService) failed to start.
Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.


One cannot install VMware-workstation-full-9.0.2-1031769 with Avast installed on the unit.


As mentioned in Post 54 - Uninstalling Avast Resulted in a successful installation.

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/334335?start=45&tstart=0


After performing everything under the sun.. the above worked.
This is Obviously not an acceptable workaround.

I hope it can be fixed soon.

There is the same problem with VMware Player (v5). When I've uninstalled the Avast Free (v8), installation of the VMware Player finished successfully.

Offline Alfa Prodigy

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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 06:34:47 PM »
Same problem, same solution!!!
I tried to install VMPlayer 5.02 and VMWorkstation 9.02 nothing to do with Avast 8.0 installed on my Pc.

After I Have disinstalled Avast 8.0 all instalations were good.

This is not an acceptable I have lost 4 hours of my life.

Hope this help someoneelse

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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 06:45:05 PM »
I have tried others antivirus and there is not any problem like this.

Avast is the problem !!!!!

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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »
I have tried others antivirus and there is not any problem like this.

Avast is the problem !!!!!

3001 Views for this thread and only few replies.
Think about it, only the sticked thread have more views ;-)
They do?
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=9671.0
 :) :)
I've reported the thread to the Mods. It should draw their attention to it. :)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 06:59:54 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Unable to install VMWare Workstation
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 08:05:04 PM »
Sorry for this problem, it will be fixed in next release.
To solve this problem just uncheck "hardware virtualization" checkbox on AvastUI troubleshooting page. (reboot is required to propagate this setting change)

Thanks