Hi, I am a newbie to VMware. However, I am a very experienced computer professional. I have a VMware Virtual Machine Windows 2008 R2 that I am trying to do an in place upgrade to Windows 2012. I want to go to Windows server 2016 eventually. I run the setup program. I click the install button. The procedure tells me “setup is coping temporary files” . I see “setup is starting” and then the process stops abruptly and returns to the first screen with the install button. This windows server is a member of an active directory. I created a plain Windows 2008 R2 server in the same VMWare environment and was able to upgrade that server with no problems. I could really use some assistance with this problem. Any thoughts?