How to install qemu guest-agent on windows7? including ver7600&7601(sp1) and also vista

FlankerZzzz

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hi all, just install win7 successfully on pve 8.0.4,
but i cant install guest agent(use virtio-win-0.1.240.iso),
already enable the qemu ga option on web gui(u may check the pic1 below),
the error information should be" verify that you have sufficient privileges to start the system services " (check the pic2 below)
i dont see why cuz i am also administrator
i also tried different version iso image(virtio-win-0.1.173 virtio-win-0.1.189) still not work
any one could help?:p


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Hi,


Can you run the qemu-ga-x86_64.msi as administrator?
:p
i tried but seems still not work(pic as below)
here is my step
1, go C:\Windows\System32
2,right-click "cmd.exe" run as an administrator
3,input"msiexec /package c:\xxxx\xxxx\qemu-ga-x86_64.msi"
am i wrong?
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Maybe the latest VIrtIO drivers and tools don't work on Windows 7 anymore? Can you try an older version from https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/archive-qemu-ga/ ?


seems still not work, but lower version with a different error report“a program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected”

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attach file is log file of the installation
newlow with version qemu-ga-win-106.0.1-1.el9/ 2023-09-19 06:31
oldlog with version qemu-ga-win-7.0-10/ 2015-05-02 01:48 -

seems both of them with a same return code 1603?
MSI (c) (24:4C) [02:58:32:060]: MainEngineThread is returning 1603
 

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seems still not work, but lower version with a different error report“a program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected”

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attach file is log file of the installation
newlow with version qemu-ga-win-106.0.1-1.el9/ 2023-09-19 06:31
oldlog with version qemu-ga-win-7.0-10/ 2015-05-02 01:48 -

seems both of them with a same return code 1603?
MSI (c) (24:4C) [02:58:32:060]: MainEngineThread is returning 1603
it was reported that "The qemu-ga MSI from 103 installs and runs on w7 for me, checked with a clean sp1 VM. There may be something broken in your guest OS. Check the event logs and the guest agent log." here: https://www.reddit.com/r/virtualization/comments/126o9x8/comment/jebuym9/
 

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