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VM Tools will not install on a guest that has folder redirection enabled. Install Error – 1325

Description: You need to install VMware tools but the guest has a GPO redirecting My Documents to a network share which is not available. The GPMC is not available to edit the GPO.

Solution: Disable redirection for a specific user:

  1. Open regedit
  2. Find the “Personal” value under HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShell Folders. If the value is pointing to a UNC path, change it to point to %userprofile%My Documents
  3. Find the “Personal” value under HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders. If the value is pointing to a UNC path, change it to point to %userprofile%My Documents
  4. Logout and back in.
  5. Install VMware tools

 

 

Article ID: 618

 

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