Need Help to Install Power CLI

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Hey guys,

I wanted to install Power CLI on a PC I recently installed Windows 2008 server but the program brought up an error 'to fix this, you have to delete the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeVMware, Inc. And I pressed retry. After this the program, Power CLI setup just goes on to the end without errors.


Vmware vSphere PowerCLI Installer Information: Error 1406.Could not write value InstallPath to keySoftwareVmware, Inc.VMware vSphere PSDK Runtime.  Verify that you have sufficient access to the key, or contact your support personnel.

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Need Help to Install Power CLI


I don't know why this error comes, but I know a way to get rid of this error. First, If you have already installed the VC client try to uninstall it and reboot the system.

Once the OS comes up try to open the registry by using 'regedit' in the run as folder. point to the below location in the registry


Make sure there are no other VMware products installed in your system. If no other VMware products are installed delete the registry entry of VMware, Inc from the registry.

Reboot the system once it is done. Install the VC client using administrative permissions.  I think it wont show any errors now

.VMware products are installed delete the registry entry

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