Setup failed to install the VSock Virtual Machine Communication Interface Sockets driver automatically. This driver will have to be installed manually

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Environment:

Application: VMWare Workstation Pro 16

Host: Windows 10 x64 (19041.508)

Guest: Windows 7 x64

 

Problem:

When installing VMWare tools this error is displayed and “Shared Folders” do not work.

“Setup failed to install the VSock Virtual Machine Communication Interface Sockets driver automatically. This driver will have to be installed manually.”

 

Notes:

– The problem did not exist with VMWare Workstation Pro 15.5.6

– The problem does not exist with Windows 10 x64 guest

– The problem does not exist when installing VMWare tools extracted from VMWare Workstation Pro 15.5.6 on Windows 7 x64 virtual machine created in VMWare Workstation Pro 16

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