Wednesday, June 4, 2014

VMware Player certificate error in Linux

When installing a virtual machine and attempting to install VMware Tools on it it will fail complaining about being unable to check a certificate and display an error message.

A certificate error occurred for the update server. Check your Internet settings or contact your system administrator

I searched on the internet and foud this page [1] and I modified the instructions as shown below.

This is the VMware version I'm using:

This is the error message

This is the normal application dialog appearing after the issue has been fixed:

The dialog when downloading the VMware Tools ISO image:

After the ISO has been downloaded it shows the instructions for installing.

As always the patch on github

Related resources

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks very much!
    I spent a whole day tryng to fix it... it works for me!

    Running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Running VMWARE 6.0.4 (because my sistem is 32bits and i can't install vmware 7 ou 12)
    Trying to install at Windows 7 (when i was using windows xp it was working)