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ISSUE: Unable to find vmrun.exe in "‘C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player’ or ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX’" when creating a VMware Workstation BackupSet

Article ID Reviewed AhsayOBM Operating System
5240 27/04/2017 7.5.0.0 or above 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’”

Cause:

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.

Resolution:

1. Exit from AhsayOBM

2. Download and install the latest VMware VIX API https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=PLAYER-1253-VIX1157&productId=640

3. Create the backup set again.

Keywords:

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

public/vmware_workstation_cannot_to_create_backupset_unable_to_find_vmrun.exe.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/27 15:21 by yuk.cheng