VMware: Shutdown VM: Another task is allready in progress

When I tried to “Shutdown Guest” of “Power Off” my VM called VMPROS_RCLI (VMware-RCLI-3.5-U2-Appliance) getting the following error message:

“Another task is allready in progress”


VMware Tools installation is in progress on this virtual machine. Virtual DVD/CDROM devices can’t be edited or removed while Tools is being installed. –> Klik OK


Resolution: Go to the guest operating system’s Settings and click “Finish installing VMware Tools


Now you can shut down the VM


Source: VMware


Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has 15+ years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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