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VMWare vmrun -T player start Ubuntu.vmx nogui fails (under Windows 7)

The VMWare player is running on Win 7 64. The following command works fine: vmrun.exe -T player start "C:\...\Ubuntu.vmx" But when I try it with the nogui option then I get an error: vmrun.exe -T ...
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Is there a way to move the VMware Player's toolbar to a different edge of the screen?

I am using VMware Player 7.1.2, and when the virtual machine is running in full-screen mode, there is a toolbar located at the top of the screen. Is there a way to move the toolbar to show up at a ...
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VMware Player “Manage > Install VMware Tools…” is Disabled

Note: I will be answering this question myself to help other people who come across this problem in the future. Feel free to submit your own answers if you want, but know that it's already answered! ...
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Ethernet-Connection ubuntu with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player 7.1.2 on my Windows 7. On my VM I installed ubuntu 14.04. Now I have problems connecting to internet. With my computer I am connected with ethernet. Ubuntu can connect with ...
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Error reading volume information - Vmware

When i press "Map" button it gives me this error: Error reading volume information. Please select another disk file. Anyone know how to fix it? Windows 10 build 10240, UAC disabled, VMWare ...
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Windows 10 Unidentified Network Issue

I am running Windows 7 on my PC but I installed Windows 10 Enterprise as a virtual machine using VMWare Player. My Network Adapter setting on VMWare are set to "NAT:Used to share the host's IIP ...
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Is there a way to add some padding to Chrome or Firefox between the top of the actual window and the top of the tabs?

I'm using Chrome on a VM (I can also use FF) and there is a toolbar that has a tendency to get stuck at the top of the page (it won't retreat back into hiding like it's supposed to) and that makes ...
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Num lock keeps changing when moving the cursor between VMware and desktop

I don't know why when pointing the mouse over VMware window Num Lock goes off. Then it goes on when moving it back to the real desktop. Is there any way to stop that. It's annoying.
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How to stretch a guest OS on VMware?

I'm running several OSes on VMware. I want to stretch them so I can run them on full screen, but they appear only in the middle. Only one is working and fitting the whole screen. What is the problem? ...
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Running VMware on Windows 10 (not the other way around)

Windows 10 is currently downloading on one of my machines. That particular machine has VMware Player 6.0.7 installed on it, running several virtual machines (which are important to me). I couldn't ...
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Booting USB with LiveCD GRUB

Under VMWare Player, I cannot boot directly Ubuntu 14 from an USB drive, so I would like to start with the LiveCD and boot from GRUB, issuing a custom command. Is that possible? What should be the ...
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Using SSH from inside VMWare

I have to use use svn+ssh protocol to commit files to a remote repository using internet. However, with a Xubuntu (14.10) in VMware Player, I am not able to do so. However, there is no problem in ...
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Configuring VMWare DHCP Server to provide static IP

I am on Windows 8.1, VMware Workstation. I read many articles about assigning static IPs to guest OSs, which ask to modify the vmnetdhcp.conf file. However I have some doubts. (I have guest OSs ...
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Setting up a portable OS

I'm running Ubuntu on VMware Player. Can i migrate the current virtual machine on a flash drive ? I want to be able to plug it and then open it with VMware Player and edit my files and save them. I ...
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Have VMWare put all files on external hard drive?

I installed VMware to my external hard drive, but when setting up Ubuntu 64 bit it puts files on my C drive causing me to lose space, how do I force all of the files to go on my external hard drive?
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Vmplayer VM unroutable to VirtualBox VMs In The Same Subnet (and vice versa)

I'm running into an issue where I have Vmplayer and VirtualBox VMs both bridged, using dhcp, reaches the external network, and other hosts on the network can ping all the VMs. However, Vmplayer VMs ...
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Vmplayer VM unroutable to VirtualBox VMs In The Same Subnet (and vice versa)

I'm running into an issue where I have Vmplayer and VirtualBox VMs both bridged, using dhcp, reaches the external network, and other hosts on the network can ping all the VMs. However, Vmplayer VMs ...
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VMware Player shuts down when suspending guest

Whenever I suspend a VM running in VMware Player (on Win7) the program shuts down rather than return to the list of available VMs. This is most uncomfortable, as I usually want to switch to a ...
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install vmware-tools fails: unable to start services for VMware tools

I have vmware player 7.1.2 build-2780323 running linux mint on windows 8. Now I'm trying to install vmware-tools: 9.9.3 build-2759765. I'm following this document. But in the end of installation ...
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Vmware Player 7.2.1 unable to find update server

I installed a copy of VMware player 7.2.1. Installation went fine, no errors. Creating a VM also proceeds with no errors, however when I attempt to install VMWare tools I get a message: Could not ...
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How do I get the VM Menu in VMWare Player?

Here is VMware Player, it happens to be 'playing' a Ubuntu VM. I'd like to take a snapshot but I see no VM Menu. How do I make the VM Menu appear? Added I now see how to make a snapshot.. one ...
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VMware player: How to change position of menu bar in full screen?

I'm running Ubuntu in VMware Player in fullscreen mode. When an application window is expanded, its menu is shown at very top of the screen. When I move mouse cusror to select something in the ...
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VMware Tools install fails on SLES 10 SP4 x64

I installed SLES 10 SP4 64 bit in VMWare Player 7.1.0 and tried to install the VMWare tools. From the CD I extracted VMwareTools-9.9.2-2496486.tar.gz (as running run_upgrader.sh fails...) and started ...
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VMWare access client through hostname

I am using VMware Player 7.1 on a Windows 7 machine that connects to my router via WiFi and DHCP. I have set up Ubuntu using VMWare Player. I have kept the Network adapter as Bridge. I am able to ...
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Installing VMWare Player on Fedora Host — Failed to build vmnet

I am trying to install the following version of VMWare Player on Fedora 21 FILE NAME VMware-Player-7.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle BUILD NUMBER 2496824 RELEASE DATE 2015-02-17 I ...
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Could not connect Ethernet0 to virtual network — VMnet0 is missing

VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247 is installed. In the virtual machine, an internet connection is not provided. Host & guest OS: Win 7 Log: VNET: MACVNetPort_Connect: Ethernet0: can't open ...
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Guest VM as firewall for other Guest VM

Maybe you can help me a bit. I am new to VM player.. I have Host - win 7 and two Guests on VM player. Kali Linux and Windows xp. I have troubles with setting network connections. Task is to create ...
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Unable to upgrade Win10 tech preview on VMWare player

I have had Win10 tech preview running perfectly well on a VMWare Player virtual machine with 60GB HD, 2 processors and 2GB of RAM. Now I get a prompt "Install a new build of Windows now". I am ...
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Why does processor check say “compatible with long mode”, but VMplayer is saying “incompatible”?

When I open a Windows Server 2003 VM using VMware Player, there's an error message:  –§–  Software virtualization is incompatible with long mode on this platform. ...
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Disabling/Unbinding IPv6 on a specific network adapter without UI

My problem is similar to the one described in http://serverfault.com/questions/257118/how-to-disable-ipv6-on-a-particular-network-interface-using-server-core - just on Windows 7. The answers seemed ...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into ...
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amazingly slow installation of windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu 14.10

I need to install windows 7 to do a .NET project. I have only Ubuntu 14.10 installed as my OS. I tried to install windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu, but the installation process is ...
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Stretch window across two screens in windowed mode

This question is specific to making one guest "screen", in windowed mode, wide enough to span two physical monitors on the host. I know how to get two guest screens in Virtualbox (easy!) or in VMware ...
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Empty system folders crated on drive root daily

I have a secondary drive linked to a VMWare Player Windows 8.1 machine from a Windows 7 host. Every day a number of randomly named folders are created on the disk root, all empty. To delete them you ...
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Connect USB 3.0 to Linux Guest in VMWare Player

I need to connect a USB 3.0 external hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.0.4 guest. USB 2.0 devices work as expected, but USB 3.0 devices do not appear. I have enabled USB 3.0 in the virtual machine settings, ...
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Can not type in tilde and open curly brace in linux terminal

I cannot type a tilde ~ or an open curly brace { within Linux. But a closing curly brace } does work. I assume some special key handling is activated despite Ubuntu's Universal Access being ...
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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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VMWare Player Bridge to a Bridged Network

I have a Windows 8.1 Host machine. The Virtual Machine is Linux Ubuntu 14.01 and VMWare Player 6.0.5 I am facing a wierd issue when trying to use the Bridged: Connect directly to physical network ...
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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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DHCP is not working in VMware player v.7.0

I'm stuck with making DHCP work in VMware Player (v 7.0.0 build 2305329) I have two VMs: Windows 2003 Server - DHCP server Windows XP 32 bit - DHCP client Host OS: Windows 7 Ent, 64 bit SP1 Both ...
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What is the lastest working version of VMWare Player on Windows 7 32 bits?

The latest version on their site is 7.0.0 and doesn't work on 7 32 bits. They have a history page on their website with version 2.5 but it doesn't accept recent vmx files. What is the lastest working ...
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How to fix network Connectivity of guest VM moved from one machine to another?

Upgrading my PC, I am moving everything I had in the old one to the new one, including my VMWare Workstation VMs. In my older PC, I had VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed. In my new PC, I have VMWare ...
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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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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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VM image copied as bridge adapter creating IP conflict while starting new VM from copied image

I copied one centos6.0 VM image whose network was bridged connected to host. When I copied that image in another host & started on VM-Player 5. original VM is also running on VM Player 5.0 too. ...
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Does the guest OS need updates/changes after changing the number of cores in VMware Player?

I installed ubuntu on a vm in VMware Player and forgot to change the number of cores from 1 to 8. If I change that now will the linux kernel need to be recompiled or anything like that or will it just ...
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Disable the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Non Commercial-Use)

I Am VERY ANNOYED about the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Unlicensed), it always pops up when I put my my cursor over it, and I Also think I'll use it too often, I Found a couple solutions ...
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How do I convert a VM of vmware to a VM of virtualBox?

Environments: VMware player 7.0 + VirtualBox 4.3.20 Problem: I want convert a VM(win7-32) in vmware to virtualbox, How do it?
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Unable to start my virtual machine [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] on VMWare player

I am currently a user of VMWare player to run the virtual machine for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working till today but after a restart I can no longer access the virtual machine. It does not move ...
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Cannot install VMware player 7 on Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

I downloaded VMware-player-7.0.0-2305329.exe to install onto my PC running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. When I tried to install, I encountered the error This product can only be installed on 64 bit ...