Oct 172008
 

I was trying to installing VMWare Server 2.0 but it kept getting this error

System Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.

Quick and dirty solution in 8 steps:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel
  2. Open Administrative Tools
  3. Open Local Security Settings
  4. Click Software Restriction Policies
    1. If no software restrictions are defined, right click the Software Restriction Policies node and select New Software Restriction Policy
  5. Double click Enforcement
  6. Select “All users except local administrators”
  7. Click OK
  8. Reboot