Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks:
This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware Fusion.
Could only find this Danish question with no answers.
Fusion 6 is supposed to
- run any old virtual hardware version (this one is virtual hardware 7, I think it originates from VMware Workstation 6.5).
- support Windows 2000 Anyone having the faintest idea how to start digging for a cause?
Edit: extra information about the settings, .vmx and .vmxf files.
settings for this VM gets the same message.
There are a few lines with the word
policy in the .vmx file, but none in the .vmfx file. And there is a .vmpl file (which seems to have to do with the -now discontinued- VMware ACE that used to ship with older VMware versions including VMware 6.5).
These are the lines with
policy in the .vmx file:
tools.upgrade.policy = "upgradeAtPowerCycle" policy.vm.mvmtid = "52 3f 1e 13 9d 44 69 76-7c dd cc d1 67 a4 46 32" policy.vm.managedVMTemplate = "FALSE" policy.vm.managedVM = "FALSE"
This is not a VMware Fusion specific question, searching for "This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware" (so without
Workstation) reveals some nice links including Starting a virtual machine in Workstation or Fusion fails with the error: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware (2034362) which also answers this question.