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Installation of the MKS plug-in fails (1006950)

Details

  • On first installation of the VMware MKS plug-in using Mozilla Firefox 3.0, the plug-in appears to install however it actually is not installed.
  • The virtual machine console does not appear.
  • The following error appears in Firefox:

    Error: Firefox could not install the file at https://<sm_server_hostname>/StageManager/ControlPanel/Machines/MachineDetails/ActiveXControls/xpihandler.ashx?filename=vmware-mks-windows-ff-3.xpi because: Install script not found -204

Solution

Windows

  1. Download the MKS plug-in file from the Stage Manager server using Internet Explorer from the following address:

    https://<sm_server_hostname>/StageManager/ControlPanel/Machines/MachineDetails/ActiveXControls/xpihandler.ashx?filename=vmware-mks-windows-ff-3.xpi

    Where <sm_server_hostname> is your server hostname.

    Note, the file location on the server is [c:]C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Lab Manager\WebSrvr\ControlPanel\Machines\MachineDetails\ActiveXControls\ViewerXVNC
  2. Rename the extension of the file from .xpi to .zip .
  3. Unzip the file's contents into %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\plugins .
  4. Copy ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll to %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox .

     

Linux

  1. Download the MKS plug-in file from the Stage Manager server using wget from the following address:

    https://<sm_server_hostname>/StageManager/ControlPanel/Machines/MachineDetails/ActiveXControls/xpihandler.ashx?filename=vmware-mks-linux-ff-3.xpi

    Where <sm_server_hostname> is your server hostname.

  2. Rename the extension of the file from .xpi to .zip .
  3. Unzip the file's contents into ~/.mozilla/plugins .

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