Uninstalling Virtual Machine Additions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by A.J. Breimer, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. A.J. Breimer

    A.J. Breimer Guest

    Hi,

    When trying to uninstall the Virtual Machine Additions on a Vista quest
    running in a Virtual PC (Vista build 5384) I get a message that I don't have
    sufficient permissions to do so. Does someone know how to do this (so
    uninstalling the VM Additions)?

    The error details are as follows:

    Log Name: Application
    Source: MsiInstaller
    Date: 29-6-2006 17:10:52
    Event ID: 1013
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: BREIMER-VISTA\Bob
    Computer: BREIMER-VISTA
    Description:
    Product: Virtual Machine Additions -- {\Tahoma8}Due to Group Policy, you do
    not have sufficient permissions to install Virtual Machine Additions. For
    more information, contact your system administrator.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="MsiInstaller" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1013</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2006-06-29T15:10:52.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>932</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>BREIMER-VISTA</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-1542022375-2812859409-202284409-1000" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data>Product: Virtual Machine Additions -- {\Tahoma8}Due to Group
    Policy, you do not have sufficient permissions to install Virtual Machine
    Additions. For more information, contact your system administrator.</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>
    </Data>
    <Data>
    </Data>
    <Binary>7B35343335393542352D353146452D344531442D393238312D3531463031453035443130467D</Binary>
    </EventData>
    </Event>
     
    A.J. Breimer, Jul 1, 2006
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  2. A.J. Breimer

    Zapper Guest

    find the uninstaller, right click and go to properties go to compatibility
    and click the run as admin box.
     
    Zapper, Jul 1, 2006
    #2
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  3. Have you done this, Zapper?

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 1, 2006
    #3
  4. A.J. Breimer

    Zapper Guest

    Nope, not running VPC...if I were and had trouble, I would go to Virtual PC
    guy and ask him if he had any suggestions after I tried that.

    I suggested it because I had to do that with a Pinnacle
    installer/uninstaller. It "installed" by using the XP compatibilty tab along
    with Run as Admin...but when you try to uninstall one of those "forced"
    programs from the "Installed Software" control panel, it will fail with
    either the not enough priveledges or wrong OS messages.

    I had to search through the InstallShiled folder to find the write app to
    set up..seemed to work, would imagine that the VPC additions would be
    similar
     
    Zapper, Jul 1, 2006
    #4
  5. The virtual machine additions are installed by capturing a cd image in the
    virtual cd drive of the guest while the virtual machine is running. The
    adds are written to the guest OS in the virtual machine and so have nothing
    to do with Vista.

    Colin Barnhorst - MVP (Virtual Machine)
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 1, 2006
    #5
  6. A.J. Breimer

    Zapper Guest

    I read "When trying to uninstall the Virtual Machine Additions on a Vista
    quest " as saying that the Guest OS was Vista...thus it is a Vista
    permissions issue, correct?
     
    Zapper, Jul 1, 2006
    #6
  7. Additional thought: Vista on Vista might require a UAC requestor in the
    guest, but that should be all. The unistall option on the VPC Console
    Action Menu would be the same.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 1, 2006
    #7
  8. You will get the UAC prompt when the installer starts inside the guest,
    nothing else.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 2, 2006
    #8
  9. A.J. Breimer

    A.J. Breimer Guest

    Updating the VM additions via the action menu works to the extend that the
    installation holds with a message
    that a number of files are in use. You can kill all processes which are
    mentioned (except the Explorer); installation
    now proceeds and reports success.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
    Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 11:44 PM
    Subject: Re: Uninstalling Virtual Machine Additions
     
    A.J. Breimer, Jul 2, 2006
    #9
  10. A.J. Breimer

    A.J. Breimer Guest

    I cannot find an Install Shield folder on the Vista OS, as the issue appears
    to be related to the Group Policy,
    I would prefer a solution along that way. Who can enlighten me on this item?
    It may also be possible that the VM
    additions could not be uninstalled at all (as they are - partly - loaded at
    the driver level).

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Zapper" <>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
    Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 11:22 PM
    Subject: Re: Uninstalling Virtual Machine Additions
     
    A.J. Breimer, Jul 2, 2006
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