How to install vCenter Server 4.1 on Windows 7 – 64-bit

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March 22, 2012 by aubreykloppers

Warning: This hacking is not supported by VMware !!!

NOTE: This also works for Vista – 64-bit

  • Extract iso image of vCenter (e.g. in 7zip) to any folder in destination machine
  • Download application for editing msi file and install – found at: http://www.instedit.com/download.html
  • Run this application and open file …\vpx\VMware vCenter Server.msi
  • In Tables click on item “LaunchCondition”
  • On the right find row with text:

“Installed Or (VersionNT>=501 And VersionNT < 600) Or (VersionNT = 600 And MsiNTProductType <> 1) Or (VersionNT = 601 And  MsiNTProductType = 3)”

and modify it to:

“Installed Or (VersionNT>=501) Or (VersionNT = 600 And MsiNTProductType <> 1) Or (VersionNT = 601 And  MsiNTProductType = 3)”

after that save and close

  • Download 64-bit verison of Microsoft AD LDS (new name for ADAM) from:

Windows Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1b7f0a5-2131-44fd-9dde-fa146154e13a

Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a45059af-47a8-4c96-afe3-93dab7b5b658

and install

  • Run ..\autorun.exe to install vCenter

good luck

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2 thoughts on “How to install vCenter Server 4.1 on Windows 7 – 64-bit

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