VMWare Server installation error

If you happen to find a “The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation” error during the installation process of the VMWare server 2.x on Windows Server just follow this solution to fix it:

  1. Open control Panel and go to Administrative Tools.
  2. In Administrative tools open Local Security Policy.
  3. In Local Security Policy right click Software Restriction Policies and click “New Software Rectriction Policy”.
  4. Now Left click on software restriction policies and in the right-hand window you should see enforcement.
  5. Double-click on enforcement and set the policy to apply to “ALL USERS EXCEPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS”

Save the changes and see if you are now able to install software.


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