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Moved VM Ubuntu from Windows to Mac, no longer able to access shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VMware Workstation 11 under Window 7. I have installed Samba and mounted /var/www/ to be accessible through the network connection to access through the native ...
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Sharing and sync multiple VMs with one image on server

I'm building a complex system for my research team. I thought it through a dozen of times an I'm still not sure how to execute it. I'll present my idea and I'd like to hear your suggestions for a ...
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How to set the default virtual machine in VMware Fusion?

I'm running VMWare fusion in Host OS: OS X - El Capitan. There are 2 Guest OS in my VMWare fusion: Windows 10 - one that I seldom use. Ubuntu - one that I use quite often. My problem is that ...
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Shrink a VM hardisk size

I have a giant VM (Ubuntu 14, ext4) which takes about 150GB. I've did some cleaning up and I'd like to shrink this VM to take about 60GB. I've used gparted live CD to redistribute the partitions, and ...
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Tilde on Ubuntu virtual machine with QWERTZ keyboard (MAC)

I want to do a tilde (~) on my virtual machine Ubuntu Server (14.04.4) but I couldn't do it from now. I have OSX as OS (QWERTZ keyboard). How is it possible to do it ? I already look at some topic ...
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git clone fatal: 'origin' does not appear to be a git repository for VMware vmhgfs share

I'm getting this "fatal: 'origin' does not appear to be a git repository" error while doing git clone (go get) . $ git clone https://github.com/andybalholm/cascadia ...
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Windows XP Virtual Machine, Authentication Woes

Before making the leap to Windows 10, I imaged my XP laptop to a VMware instance. I had issue with "activating" it, as the hardware changed and when I called Microsoft, I was told it was end of life ...
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How do I repair a VMWare Disk file?

I have a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 (guest) running in VMWare Workstation (11.1.3 build-3206955) on Windows 7 (host). I recently was working and received the following message. The operation on file ...
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apache and Error 0x80240017: Failed to execute MSU package. in window 7 with using vmware

I am using vm ware and install xampp while i start apache, it shows : 2:42:36 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly. 2:42:36 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing ...
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Error with VMware Player on Windows 7 - Virtual system won´t start

my OS is Windows 7 64bit and I have installed VMware Workstation Player 12.1.1-3770994. I never had problems with it, every time I started the virtual machine it worked without any problems. But since ...
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Backup multiple virtual machines and save backups to host

I have linux centos server with multiple ( 10 ) virtual machines running on vmware. Is it possible to make backup on database and specific directory on each virtual machine via script and cronjob on ...
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How to access VMWare guest OS file system from host?

I have a Ubuntu guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host machine. Recently the guest OS became unbootable. I have a snapshot from a couple weeks ago, but I wish to recover the ...
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How to prevent vSphere 6 web client from overwriting external DNS URL with internal DNS URL in address bar after successfully logging into web client?

** Took a look at other sources, this may be a DNS domain issue with the way I've structured my internal domain rather than a vCenter domain redirection issue due to SSO. Please respond if you have ...
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VMWare does not connect to remote server

I currently have a Windows 7 Professional OS running on my laptop. I have the Vshpere Client 6.0 running on it. I installed the server OS through the Vsphere Client. While in the office, I can ...
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Can't change TCP/IPv4 settings on windows 10

As I am trying to change my wireless IPv4 or DNS IP address, everything goes well until I click OK. The adapter window pops up this error: "An unexpected condition occurred. Not all of your requested ...
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USB-Passthrough with License-Dongle on VMWare Workstation not working

Problem: I received a USB-Dongle for licensing a software product. My goal is to use the software in my virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. (Because i need to access the API of the software in my ...
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Doesn't a PC keyboard work in Mac using VMWare?

I use this keyboard-mice combo on my PC and now I've installed El Capitan using VMWare, but the media keys aren't working on Mac virtual machine. Is there some specific config that I need to change in ...
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Multiple Monitors while running Ubuntu on VM Ware, with Windows Host

I've re-installed VM Ware Tools (following instructions from here Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware). I've also tried following this ...
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VMWare cycle multiple monitors not working

I have a Windows 7 Host with a RHEL 6.8 guest with VMWare tools installed on VM Workstation 10. Whenever I click in full screen cycle monitors to get a two monitor view of my VM, only displays the VM ...
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How to run TIB file created in Acronis True Image to VM Ware

I have created a full backup of XP Using Acronis True Image File type .tib, I converted the .tib file to vmdk to run on Virtual machine. I installed VMWare on Windows 7 and when I run or open the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 VMware with BSOD error 0xF4

I moved VM from one machine to another, now Im getting 0xF4 error. Below is the Dump. Can anyone help me what I can do to fix it? Thanks! Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64 ...
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Share clipboard between 3 computers with RDP & VMWare (Ubuntu)

From my windows10 workstation 'Oren-PC' i connect with RDP to another windows10 machine 'devServer'. On 'devServer' machine I have VMWare installed with a Ubuntu 14.04 OS machine (VMWare tools ...
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Can't run vmware on windows 10

i have some unknow error when i try run vmware the fitst when i didn't use admin right open vmware will see this error vmware authorization service is not running but when i use admnin run vmware ...
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How do I connect to a RabbitMQ server installed on Mac from within Windows 7 VM image?

1) I have a Mac and I installed RabbitMQ Server on it. I can access the RabbitMQ Management webpage using a url like this: http://localhost:15672 2) I have a Windows 7 32-bit installation in VMWare ...
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VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial

Anybody knows how to get VMware Tools working for the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial? I've been using the patches from here for my Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, which works fine. But not any more for ...
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VMWare shared folder inaccessible with Administrator account

VMWare Player runs a Windows 10 VM. I've shared a folder with this VM, setting "​Map as network drive in Windows guest" to TRUE. I need to type a command (npm) as Administrator in the shared folder ...
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Higher resolution not available Ubuntu 14.04 on ESXi host

The maximum resolution available for my Ubuntu 14.04 vm is 1360x768. However, the max resolution for my Ubuntu 16.04 is 2560x1600. Both are running on the same ESXi host with the same video card ...
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VMWare 8, Centos 7, I want both hgfs and also copy/paste

I installed centos7 as a guest under MacOSX. It came up with working copy/paste thanks to open-vm-tools, but no shared folders. So I then installed vmware tools. Now I've got shared folders, but no ...
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Troubles with specific app in Bluestacks - tried some alternatives - are there more?

I am having troubles with Bluestacks Android. One specific app is not working, although it works on my phone. Could you tell me if there are better alternatives? I tried: Bluestacks (doesnt work) ...
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Change CPU reported name on Virtualbox or Vmware Guest OS

I want to find a way to change the name of the cpu on the Guest OS of a virtual machine (either virtualbox or vmware). For example, while my real pc has an intel i5-5200u I want the virtual machine ...
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Virtual Network adaptor which is always online

I'm not exactly sure how to word this, so please forgive me for lame wording. My situation is this: I have 2 identical docking stations, one at home and one at work. I run VMware Workstation 12, and ...
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Grub boot loader not detecting Android X86 5.1 RC1 NTFS file system

I'm trying to install Android X86 5.1 RC1 on VMware workstation. so far the Android OS boots up when I choose "boot to the Android 5.1" instead of "reboot" directly at the end of the instal, but when ...
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Mounting virtual USB storage device for use in VMs

I am looking for ways to mount a virtual USB storage device (containing some of my files) to several VMs (running Windows 7 and XP) on VMware. So far, I have tried using ImDisk. ImDisk is capable of ...
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My Linux system starts freezing and CPU spiking sometimes when viewing media in Firefox until I reboot, how can I debug this?

Firefox will be maxing out CPU and freezing intermittently on a site like Pinterest. A youtube video may freeze for example with Firefox using a huge amount of cpu for several seconds and the fans ...
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cannot mount vmware tools cdrom in VMware Player

Yes I know, there is another thread but I have another issue. I am using Windows 7 as host and debian 8 as client. I have configured a cdrom device in VM-Ware config and I have choosen the ...
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Protecting Virtual machine from being copied to other hosts

I'm deploying a web application on a linux server (ubuntu) on virtual machine (In VMWare ESX 5.1 and the host machine is Windows) I need to protect the entire application and guest OS from being ...
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VMware - Bridging a Network Connection with a Fixed IP in 169 Range

I have a virtual machine running that I wish to connect to a physical piece of hardware via an Ethernet connection from the host machine. This piece of hardware requires a specific IP address to be ...
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How to reach VMware host from guest without changing IP address all the time

I have no trouble accessing my VMware host from the guest (as covered here, for example). That's easy. But once I've set up my (Windows) guest's hosts file to point to my (OS X) host's IP address, ...
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Is it possible to activate a Windows 10 Pro virtual machine on the same keyed host?

I've built a couple computers for my kids, and naturally they want to play MineCraft and whatever other games. So, we purchased full versions of Windows 10 Pro. I don't really have time to "manage" ...
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Small installed footprint Linux distro with X and Browser

I'm looking for a modern Linux distro that can be installed on a very small VM image (2GB or less, prefer 1GB) that contains X-Windows and enough to run browser (like Firefox). I thought this topic is ...
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Why is it taking so much time to generate gpg keys inside VMware?

I am running ubuntu inside VMware on windows. When I try gpg --gen-keys it gives the usual Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more ...
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Can Virtual Box/VMware infect the host PC when testing Cryptolocker?

Can cryptolocker encrypt the host PC if I test it on a Virtual Machine? Currently I am using 'NAT' as my network type or whatever...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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how to Increase VM disk without reboot on Linux redhat 6.x + LVM

I increased the second disk in VM machine from the VSphere client GUI as the following: By right click on the machine --> edit settings --> hard disk2 --> increase the disk from 1G to 2G Then I ...
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How can I use static IP addresses in my VMWare guests so they can communicate with other machines on my Win network?

I use VMWare Workstation 12, have a Windows 10 host machine, and multiple Windows guest machines. I want all physical and virtual machines to be able to communicate with each other and I want all ...
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Local ovf to Hyper V using Virtual Machine Converter with Powershell

Now that I want convert and import a vmware VM to Hyper V. My ovf file with vmdk amd mf files are located in C:\OvfHVTest2. I used the command in powershell: Import-Module "C:\Program ...
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Access Docker Container from Host which lies inside VM

I may have a weirdo dumb question but I installed an ubuntu server in vmware on my win 7 host. I have a NAT network adapter and I can ping from Win7 Host to Ubuntu Guest in both directions. I started ...
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Guest can only access Internet connection for certain websites in vmware player

My corporate laptop is a windows 7 machine that is able to access both internal corporate websites and other websites such as Google. I'm able to install Ubuntu in the VMWare Player with NAT network ...
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How to work in team on one VMware image?

For one project, four of us got project to work on VMware virtual image, OS is CentOS. We have to do our project in MySQL workbench, R language, and some other programs. What is the best way work ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 Problems with composition on vmware

I am using Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon as a guest OS under vmware workstation. Host OS is Windows 10. I have a pretty good configuration of my host PC (i7-6700K and nvidia 9600), but overall experience ...