Running vCenter Server on Windows 7 (or any other system)

Written by Pawel Lakomski on Grudzień 18th, 2011

If you would like to install vCenter Server on Windows 7, by default the installer will not let you do it and will let you know about it with the following message:

Follow these steps to modify vCenter Server msi file and install it on Windows 7:

1. Download Windows SDK to install Orca. Any other msi edit will do as well (for example Insted).

2. Run the editor and open \vCenter Server\VMware vCenter Server.msi

3. Locate the part called LaunchConditions and the following entry:

4. Delete it and save the file.

5. Download and install Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) for Windows7.

6. Run the installation.

Remeber that it is completly unsupported, not recommended, etc.

 

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