Install VC 4.1 on Windows 7 or Vista

Warning: This hacking is not supported by VMware and not encouraged by isupportyou.net or techcine.com !!!. This is just for information and for practice purposes when using evaluation version.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS TRICK IN YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS…. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED !!!

After searching on internet i found this information on one of fantastic blogs “Techcine

1. extract iso image of vCenter (e.g. in 7zip) to any folder in destination machine

2. download application for editing msi file and install

e.g. Insted from http://www.instedit.com/download.html

3. run this application and open file …vpxVMware vCenter Server.msi

4. in Tables click on item “LaunchCondition”

5. 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

6. 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

7. run ..autorun.exe to install vCenter

Should work fine.

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