I was recently installing VMWare Server 2.0 (the freely available VMware virtualization platform) and I found that after the installation initialized it threw this error message:
In doing a quick bit of research, I discovered that this is some type of an issue with Windows Installer engine with large MSIs. Essentially Windows Installer is unable to allocate the necessary virtual memory to verify the integrity of the MSI. The strange part about this issue for me is that this server has 6 GB of RAM and there’s absolutely nothing else running on it….Strange eh?
Anyway, MS has a hotfix for this issue. Download and install KB925336 and you’ll be good to go.