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vmnetcfg.exe is required when you want to configure multiple network interfaces (e.g. one local and one wireless) in the same machine.

But where is it?

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A bug in the installer prevents the installation of the tool vmnetcfg.exe

Run setup again like this from Command Prompt (CMD):

VMware-player-3.1.1-282343.exe /e .\vmplayer

In vmplayer subdir you will find network.cab - extract it in explorer or 7zip, then find vmnetcfg.exe and copy to c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

I ran into this problem several times before and found the answer in some obscure forum. Figure I'd post the answer here for others and also for me in case I need it again :)

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+1, this is perfect. Thanks! –  Jed Daniels Nov 29 '10 at 22:24
    
Thank you! This is just what I needed! –  Simon Gillbee Apr 21 '11 at 0:44
    
In 4.0.2 the network.cab file has 0 length. –  user12826 Mar 14 '12 at 14:32
    
Worked for me, using 4.0.2 –  Gabe Moothart Apr 12 '12 at 23:07
    
Tried with 4.0.2 and it does not start for me ... on Win7 x64 –  sascha Apr 18 '12 at 8:32

UPDATED: 15/Dec/2014

  • For VMware Player 6.x, you need both vmnetcfglib.dll and vmnetcfg.exe
  • For VMware Player 7.x, you only need vmnetcfg.exe.
  • You may follow this "step-by-step" tutorial, which also includes download links, in order to further simplify the explanation.
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