VMware Converter – Unable to Deploy Agent

KB ID 0001345 Dtd 11/09/17

Problem

I still think P2V conversions are cool, and I’ve been doing them since version 3! It seems though every time I try and do one with the standalone converter though I get this error;

Cannot install vmware converter agent

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Unable to complete installation/uninstallation of converter agent on ‘{target}’

Solution

I always spend five minutes messing with firewalls, checking remote registry services, credentials, and the fix is nearly always the same;

Locate VMware-Converter-Agent.exe in  C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone, copy it to the target machine, and install it manually. Then try the conversion again.

If it gets this far, your problem is solved.

VMware Converter Certificate Error

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Author: PeteLong

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