I recently migrated a Windows Server 2008 machine doing a P2V into a VMware environment. The server is being decommissioned and the hardware is getting really flaky so we moved it into our VM environment to ensure it runs another month.
I was having a hard time getting VMware tools installed. The installer kept erroring out during the C++ 2008 redistributable installer. Looking in my C:\users\%username%\AppData\local\temp folder I noticed errors in the install log.
Trying many things didn’t help until I ran this command under an administrator command prompt:
fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\
After executing the above command VMware tools and C++ installed without issue.