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vmnetbridge.dll fails to copy to c:\windows\system32

Last Updated: 10/10/11

While installing VMware player or VMware workstation you receive the error "failed to copy vmnetbridge.dll to c:\windows\system32". If you reboot and try to use the VMware product, it functions, but networking is not available.


Open a command prompt window.
Change directory to "c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player".

Run these commands:
vnetlib   --uninstall bridge
(reboot the computer)
vnetlib   --install bridge

If that doesn't work try a repair install of the product from add/remove programs

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