Center converter fails to install agent. Hi,I ran into the exact same issue with VMware v. Center Converter Standalone 5.
Search the VMware Knowledge Base. Converter Standalone Agent installer/uninstaller failed on xxxxxxxxx. Manually copy the Converter Agent Installer. Describes how to troubleshoot problems that occur when you install. How to troubleshoot Windows Installer errors. Windows Server 2008 Datacenter.
I found out the cause and solution for my case which might not apply to others. In my case, I had the VMware v.
Center Converter Standalone 5. Windows 7 6. 4bit). I was logged into my desktop with my domain user (DOMAIN1USER1) and therefore launched the converter app with its credentials (important info). I then filled out the credentials for the "Remote machine" (Windows 2. R2) with the local administrator (as recommended by VMware). I clicked next, got the Uninstall Agent options and picked the auto uninstall on successful import, clicked yes.
Got the exact same error. I investigated a little and found in the security logs of my target machine the entries for a successful logon of the local administrator (as expected), but I also found an entry (after the others) of an successful logon of DOMAIN1USER1. DOMAIN1USER1's domain has a trust relationship with the targets computer domain (DOMAIN2), but DOMAIN1USER1 was not part of any local security group. Solution: I then added DOMAIN1USER1 (the users whose credentials I started the convert in on my desktop) to the local adminstrators group of the target machine and it worked right away. I also tried to find if this is documented somewhere already, official VMware KB or communities, but could not find it, so I am sharing this with you now. Cheers,JCP. S. Just for completion, here an excerpt from C: Program.
DataVMwareVMware v. Center Converter Standalonelogsvmware- converter- worker- 1. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 1. Default'] [Agent.
Manager] Install Agent on %computername%2. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 1. Default'] [ufa. Utils. Win. 32,2. 08] Connecting to ADMIN$ on %computername% as %computername%administrator. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [ufa. Utils.
Win. 32,2. 11] Successfully connected to ADMIN$ on %computername%2. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3.
Default'] [,0] Make. Safe. Directory: directory exists, skipping safety check. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [,0] Opening service control manager to [%computername%] with access 9.
T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [,0] Courier error: Service management problem: Service control manager error. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [Agent. Deployment] Clean up temporary directory ADMIN$vmware- converter- install- pyjinpbywlstsnod on %computername%2. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [ufa. Utils.
Win. 32,8. 1] Disconnecting %computername% on ADMIN$2. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [Agent. Deployment] Deployment on %computername% failed: Unspecified error in remote execution mechanism. T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [Agent. Deployment] Install of Agent failed on %computername%2.
T0. 9: 5. 8: 2. 3. Default'] [Agent. Manager] Install Agent failed: converter. Agent. Deployment.