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Execute remote commands as admin (vmrun)

I am using vmrun.exe to execute commands from a master to my virtual machines. For instance, I would like to be able to change the IP address of my virtual machines (netsh.exe should be launched as ...
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VMWare Unity Pause upon application close

I am using VMWare Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have applications installed that only work on Windows 7. I followed this tutorial to create a shortcut on my host PC that will automatically launch ...
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VMWare Player presses and holds random keys

I am running Windows 8 and VMWare Player with a bunch of VM ranging from Windows, to various flavors of Linux. The issue that I am having is that what seems like every 2 minutes, or when I switch ...
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Why can't my virtual machine reach the host?

After creating the appropriate rule in Windows firewall, I can ping my host machine from the VM: demo@ubuntu:~/aenea/server/linux_x11$ ping 192.168.85.1 PING 192.168.85.1 (192.168.85.1) 56(84) bytes ...
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Accessing a virtual machine outside a network

I've set up a virtual machine (using VMware, running linux mint, also had another one running RHEL 5). Now in the coming future, I'd like to develop a project which would involve remotely accessing ...
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How to virtualize a server and run it? [closed]

I have two different servers and would like to have backup of one to another. Their HDD size is different. I believe that I can virtualize one to another. Also, I might need to run that virtualized ...
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running multiple versions of iTunes on one machine

Does anyone know if multiple versions of iTunes can be run on a virtual Windows 7 machine? My intent is to have two separate iTunes Media Folder directory trees, with a different version of iTunes ...
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Modifying OVF/OVA file using OVFTool

I'm building a VMWare-based virtual application, which I want to distribute to clients using an OVA package (which is basically TARred OVF, if I understand correctly). I can do this easily by ...
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Serial port on Virtualized Centos 7

I've just installed a Centos 7 on a VMware box. I would like use a passthrough to the physical serial port to connect our ups, but the serial is not recognized... I also tried installing a vMA ...
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How can I import the FreeBSD VM Current Snapshots into VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion?

I'm trying to import any of the .raw, .vhd, or .vmdk images from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/VM-IMAGES/11.0-CURRENT/amd64/ into VMWare Worksation (on Windows) or VMWare Fusion (on ...
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VMware Player / VMware Workstation installation in KALI

I have been trying to get VMWare Player/ VMWare workstation installed in KALI Linux for almost ages now. I might look a little exaggerating but I would like to quote it that way to bring about the ...
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Stop resizing screen when going out of the VM

Currently I'm working with a Windows XP virtual machine, and each time I Ctrl + Alt + Enter to work with the host machine, the guest gets resized to fit a smaller window. I've tried changing all of ...
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Assign static IP to VMware Player guest on host-only network

I have a VMware guest (Ubuntu 14.04) on a Windows 7 host that has a host-only network adapter (the 192.168.59.xxx address range), and every time I reboot the machine, it gets a new IP address assigned ...
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How to share internet connection from vmware OSX guest to Windows host?

I am using Windows 8.1 through a boot camp partition on an Apple PC and I have installed VMware Workstation. I have OS X Snow Leopard as guest OS within the working Virtual Machine. I am using a ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon only runs in software rendering mode in VMware Workstation 11

The Linux Mint (LMDE 201403) virtual machine has VMware Tools installed, and "Displays > Accelerate 3D graphics" in VMware Workstation is checked. VMware Workstation 10 did not show this behaviour. ...
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How to run VMWare and VirtualBox on OSX with Bridged Networking

So here's the issue. I'm running OSX Mavericks as host OS. I've had VirtualBox for a while, and I typically use bridged networking for the VMs I run on Vbox. Had no problems there. I recently ...
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VMware Player cannot start a suspended VM from an SMB shared drive, says “Failed to lock the file”

I have a VMware Player VM located in a remote shared folder that resides on a Linux server. On the server side I have set up my file access permissions to the user ID used to open the shared folder, ...
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How to connect two debian VMs using vmware workstation so that one acts as a web server and the other as web client

I want to connect two virtual machines running using VMWare workstations - Debian Linux and I have setup private DNS server on one VM named "Server" and other VM is named "client". I am trying to ...
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Nginx Load Balancer redirecting instead of proxying VMware Horizon View

I have two VMware Horizon View security servers (ss0.domain.net, ss1.domain.net) that leverage HTML access that I'd like to load balance behind Nginx (lb0.domain.net). Both security servers are ...
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VMWare Guest Accessing Host Statistics

I have tried researching this but unfortunately couldn't come across an answer. Is it possible for a vmware esx virtual machine to access statistics about its host machine such as CPU and memory ...
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How do I get a Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO file for Virtual Machine Construction for free? [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can get a windows 8.1 or 8 iso file? I want to get a virtual machine so I can mess with the settings for learning. If its on the Microsoft website, that would be preferred. I ...
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VMWare Fusion 7: show windows system tray when not in unity

Hi is there a way in vmware fusion 7 to show the windows system tray in the Mac menu even if unity mode is disabled? thanks
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VMWare: Linux host doesn't get NAT connection from Windows Host

I've been trying the last couple of days to get NAT networking to work. I am running VMWare workstation on Windows 7, and installed an Ubuntu image. The image starts up fine, but the vm does nmot get ...
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Why does my VMware Player Windows guest create all files with executable permissions on Ubuntu host?

I am running Win8.1 in VMware Player 7.0 with a shared folder with my host Ubuntu 14.04 system. Whenever I create or save a file in Windows, it gets the permissions -rwxr-xr-x in the Linux file ...
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No wifi after updating kali

I installed Kali using VMware. Asus usb n14 wifi was recognized after installation, but after updating kali and restarting, the device is no longer recognized. After running sudo iwconfig only eth0 ...
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Why does MS Word save .docx and .pdf files with executable permissions when run through VMware Player on Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and MS Word 2013 through VMware Player 7.0. I share files between my guest and host by mounting my home as a network folder in VMPlayer. My problem is that every time I save ...
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Easy way to save and restore Virtual Network Editor settings in VMware Workstation

I am using VMware Workstation 10 and have set up my Virtual Network Editor to use multiple NICs. Due to some reason (automatic updates I guess) the VNE loses those settings every now and then. Is ...
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Trying to get Bridged Networking mode in VMWare Player - Fedora Host

I'm fairly new to Linux, having played with it for a while back in 2002-2003. I recently set up Fedora 21 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, and so far so good. I'm having issues with VMware Player. I have a ...
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Kali Linux inside VMWare using NAT: DNS not resolving names

I have a Kali Linux installed in VMWare Workstation. The virtual machines is configured for using NAT. The host server is Windows 8.1. DNS in Kali is not working: $ ping -c1 www.google.es ping: ...
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SMB response, STATUS_INSUFF_SERVER_RESOURCES

I have a Windows 7 vm running in VMWare workstation, it has 4 cores and 4 GBs of RAM assigned. Currently 3 clients connect to this windows 7 vm to access a shared folder. I noticed when the clients ...
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VMware Player 7.0.0 (64-bit Linux) crashes when I use Windows Explorer in a Windows 7 Guest

Related software Host - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, Linux 3.13.0-44-generic VMware (old) - VMware Player 6.0.2 build-1744117 (64-bit Linux) VMware (new) - VMWare Player 7.0.0 build-2305329 (64-bit ...
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Bridged Networking not work in Kali (Debian 7)

I installed VMWare Fusion 7 on MacOsX and make a Virtual Machine Linux Kali. I set Bridged Networking for my VM Kali and it doesn't work (can't connect). (By the way NAT work correctly) I've ...
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Current time in vmware

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside Vmware Player. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem to check for the current time. The time is usually off when I restart the virtual machine. How can I fix this so it will ...
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Can't find other computers in network when using NAT in vmWare

I have created a Windows 7 VM using vmWare Workstation 10 on a Windows 7 host computer. The host computer has three LAN connections. The VM accesses two of them via bridged networking, which works ...
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VMware vmnet2 routes collide with en0

I am getting the following error when starting a vagrant box: gajus:vagrant gajus$ vagrant up Bringing machine 'default' up with 'vmware_fusion' provider... ==> default: Checking if box ...
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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop using VMware Player. I am not sure why but I have an account called "User Account" in addition to my account that I usually login to use ubuntu. Well that was ...
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metasploit suddenly stops for seemingly no reason

ALright, so I'm new to metasploit and I was just tinkering with the commands when I got this access denied have to say the magic word crap. and it's been saying it on startup ever since. I'm running ...
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Configuring ESXi server to produce same performance results

I have an ESXi 5.5.0 server with a single VM. When I run some benchmark on the VM there are 6% differences between times of different runs on the VM (each run around 250 seconds). When I've run such ...
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VMware tools: vsock and vmhgfs does not work

I'm trying to install the recent VMware tools in an LFS system (kernel 3.16.2). First, I compiled the kernel with all vmware stuff enabled, which left only vmhgfs to be managed by VMware tools. The ...
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vmware: Clean up disk space in low disk condition

Soooooo, low on disk space Go into vmware workstation v10, and delete a snapshot vmware says: Not enough disk space to perform deletion But the snapshot is removed from the tree in snapshot mgr ...
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Can't Ping Ubuntu Guest from Windows 7 Host

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare Workstation on a Windows 7 Host. I can ping my Host from within the Ubuntu VM, but cannot ping the other way. Firewall is disabled on the Ubuntu Guest.... Any ...
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Close VMware Horizon View Client on Log Out

Using the VMware View Client for Linux I can use the command line parameter --once to make sure the client closes itself after the user logs out from the virtual desktop. The VMware View Horizon ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not ...
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Is it posible to install debian as host and windows as guest and use nvidia drivers in windows “normally”?

i´m new in linux, but i started using debian in vmware. Now i have windows 7, and debian as a virtual machine. But I really liked that i can personalize a lot debian, so I decided to use definetly. ...
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OSX Yosemite and VMware Fusion 7 Keeps Prompting when Opening Win applications

the title of this question seems odd but it's actually a complicated thing. I use my mac with VMware Fusion 7 on the office to be able to run windows 7. I always run the vmware fusion in Unity mode ...
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Dismiss low disk space prompt (Suspend, Power Off, Continue)

I'm running a Windows 7 virtual machine under VMware Fusion 5. The VM is out of disk space, and I'm getting the following prompt: The prompt says: VMware Fusion has paused this virtual machine ...
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ESXi and port forwarding issues with a virtualized server

I recently installed ESXi and started virtualizing my network. I started with three physical servers: 1- Dell Poweredge R210 running pfSense 2.3 2- Dell Poweredge R210 running Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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What is the use of VmWare Virtual network adapters

I had VmWare Workstation for times ago and one day I noticed that my laptop is not going to shutdown or hibernate or sleep normally and it got stock turned on and with screen turned off which I had to ...
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How to have access to iis server inside VM with Bridged connection

I have a LAN, and I have several machines connected to that LAN. In one of the machines i have a VM that has installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and has several iis sites running in it. I want to have ...