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VMware testing plugin
« on: December 20, 2017, 12:21:24 PM »

IJ

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Hi, all.

I recently picked up the PE kits again after a bit of time off.  Just to prime things, I run a first-time build on each kit so as to get everything started (caches established, AIK/ADK packs downloaded, etc).  The only error I run into is it chokes on VMware, throwing an error.  Apparently, it's trying to determine the version of VMware Player I have installed and failing to get a version number back.  I double-checked that it was actually finding the executable; it's in the right spot.  Though the issue might be the fact I'm using the absolutely most recent version of Player, which is 14.0 as of this writing.  If I manually configure a VM in Player 14.0, the image works fine.

More info about the setup I'm using:

WinPESE packages I've tried:
7, 8.1, 10 (All have the same VMware script)

WinPESE base release version (in all cases):  2017-12-02

Host OS:  Windows 10 v1709 64-bit

Here's a fragment of the error I get:

Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
[Info] [//VM Server Switches (?!?!?!):]
             [Ignore] IF - [c:\program files (x86)\vmware\vmware player\vmplayer.exe] is not equal to: [--] evaluated string: [If,%execute%,Equal,%SV%,Begin]
             [Skipped] [If,%AutoStart_CheckBox%,Equal,True,Set,%switches%,-x#$s-q]
             [Skipped] [Else,Set,%switches%,-q]
       [Ignore] [End]
       [Info] [//--]
      [Failed] Retrieve - Failed to retrieve the file version from: [--] - File does not exist:
      [Warning] Halt

Anything else I should include or try to aid in debugging this?

Thanks!

--IJ.

Re: VMware testing plugin
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 02:49:20 AM »

Lancelot

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Hi IJ

Thanks for feedback.

After you build and create iso.

VMware Emulation -> hit green play button on plugin

-> this will create a log (or if not hit "Log" button over "VMware Emulation" and than hit "Save as log html" at bottom)

Provide log (pack 7z zip etc. and use a file share web (ex: dropbox)), maybe we can figure out what is going on.

:turtle:

Re: VMware testing plugin
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 04:39:11 PM »

Lancelot

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Hi IJ

Downloaded VMWare Workstation 14.0 today and tested.
 Works fine here with "VMware Emulation" plugin.

Further after your log.  :thumbsup:

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Re: VMware testing plugin
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 05:23:34 AM »

IJ

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Hi IJ

Downloaded VMWare Workstation 14.0 today and tested.
 Works fine here with "VMware Emulation" plugin.

Further after your log.  :thumbsup:

:turtle:


Thanks for that update; sorry for the belated reply.

I guess I'll have to putz around with it further at some point.  Not in any huge rush right now as the builds themselves aren't directly affected; just the automated testing stage of same within WinBuilder.  Plus I've only tested with one of my many computers in my inventory, my "new-to-me" Core i5 laptop.  Will have to test with another system soonish.  The holidays've been a bit crazy here.

Hope you have a great holiday season!

--IJ.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 05:33:47 AM by Lancelot »

Re: VMware testing plugin
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 05:34:11 AM »

Lancelot

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Plus I've only tested with one of my many computers in my inventory, my "new-to-me" Core i5 laptop.
check ..\Logs\ folder
you will find a very big log which probably ends with vmware failure !  :wink:
or any other log you play with VMWare plugin..

This will help to improve vmware plugin on different windows - computers.
It should be supporting all platforms since xp32, xp64 to win10x64 , only vmware changes may effect ...

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