I am attempting to install VMWare Workstation on Windows 2008R2 server. When I attempt the install, the installer crashes with a dialog box as below with the diagnostics shown below. This happens with installers for VMWare Workstation 7 and 8.
What is causing this and how does one fix the problem so VMWare will install?
The contents of the diagnostic are as follows:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BEX Application Name: VMware-workstation-full-8.0.3-703057.exe Application Version: 126.96.36.199699 Application Timestamp: 4f9f5d7a Fault Module Name: windowscodecs.dll Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17514 Fault Module Timestamp: 4ce7ba3a Exception Offset: 00001f9d Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Data: 00000008 OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.16.7 Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: b80f Additional Information 2: b80fa8aa693f9630e858f5a976d06b8a Additional Information 3: 2ade Additional Information 4: 2adea04e810ac36f6067d59a816f636a Read our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409 If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt