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ISSUE: Unable to find vmrun.exe in when creating a VMware Workstation BackupSet

Article ID: 5240
Reviewed: 27/04/2017

Product Version:
AhsayOBM: or above
OS: Windows

Problem Description

When creating a VMware Workstation BackupSet the following error is shown on AhsayOBM

Unable to find vmrun.exe in 'C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player' or 'C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX'


The VMware VIX API for Windows is not installed on the VMware Workstation machine. This is a requirement to support the backup of guest virtual machines on VMware Workstation environment.


To resolve this issue:

  1. Exit from AhsayOBM
  2. Download and install the latest VMware VIX API at: ... ductId=640
  3. Create the backup set again afterward.


VMware Workstation, Create Backup Set, VIX API, vmrun.exe

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