Error 2 When Repairing Software on Windows 10 x64 Pro RTM Virtual Machine

Updated Jan 11, 2019

Issue Details

I am using Windows 10 x64 Pro RTM Operating System (OS) and when I try to repair NI Software I receive the message:
Error 2, would you like to proceed 
If I click yes to proceed, the next product repair process errors. I either continue this process until it is finished or I exit out of the repair process by clicking no to proceed.


  1. Open the registry editor (regedit).**
  2. Edit the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\Order
    Name: ProviderOrder
    Type: REG_SZ
    Data: RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,webclient

        3.  Modify the key to:
             Data: vmhgfs,RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,webclient
        4.  Exit the registry editor application.

Now you should have shared folders' drives and UNC paths accessible again. You don't need to reboot or log off, or uninstall and reinstall VMWare tools. 

**DISCLAIMER** The above steps involves editing the registry. Inappropriate changes to the Windows Registry can disable the operating system or prevent it from functioning properly. To safeguard against such an accident, we recommend that you back up your existing registry by choosing Registry » Export Registry File... after launching the Registry Editor and before making any changes.   

Additional Information

This error happens because your system has installed the Windows 10 Pro 1511 Update after you had NI Software installed. 

This Windows 10 update conflicts with a registry key that is necessary for VMWare shared folders to work correctly. 


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