VMware Tools install error 1722

Today I had problems with upgrading VMware Tools inside a VM. When install was almost finished, it reported back with an error:

“Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.”

VMware Tools error 1722

VMware Tools error 1722

After searching through the forums I found this thread:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1098184#1098184 in which one of the suggestions was to check the “Com+ Application Services”. On my VM it was disabled, so I enabled it, started it and then VMware Tools install went fine. I then set the service to disabled again.