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NAT works for Windows guests but not for Linux guests

I have just updated to VMPlayer 4.0.3 (from 4.0.1) on a Windows 7 host. All the various guests are configured for NAT networking and DHCP, and before the upgrade every OS could reach out the ...
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Installling VMware Player 4.0.3 fails

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and I'm trying install VMware Player 4.0.3. I get an error: The MSI 'C:\users.....\Local\Temp\vmware_1338456060\vmwarevmcisockets64.msi' failed. I had installed ...
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Cannot ping to VMware guest

I have a VM on my laptop that runs Windows Server 2008. Both my laptop and my VM are connected to my office domain network, and I use NAT network for my VM. From my VM, I can ping to my laptop, but ...
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VMWare Player slows down computer after exit

After exiting VMWare player, my main OS (Windows 7) lags and slows down tremendously. The HDD is seeking excessively. I see that the issue is that it's swapping tons of pages rapidly. This lasts ...
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where is the shared folder in linux inside Vmware Player?

I'm trying to write a program which will copy files from my guest OS which is linux Ubunto to my host OS which is windows 7. I have enabled the shared folders options but of course in order to copy ...
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Installing VMWare Tools on VMWare Player

Product Information: VMWare Player Version: 3.1.4 I installed Windows 7 Professional. The installation completed fine. I click on Virtual Machine and choose Install VMWare Tools. It comes back with ...
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Network connection between two operation systems in a virtual machine

I have a Windows 7 machine with VMware installed on it. I created two separate Windows 2003 Server virtual machines. I want to establish a network connection between the two virtual machines (Both ...
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Run VMware Player on CentOS 6

I am trying to run VMware Player on CentOS 6. I am stuck with the following issue after installing the VMware Player package. VMware Player fails to start and gives the following error message. ...
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No Internet access on guest Ubuntu

I know there are many related questions, but I wasn't able to solve my problem. Problem: No internet on guest Ubuntu Specs: Host OS: Windows XP Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.10 VM software: VMWare Player ...
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Why the Utilities button of Virtual Machine Settings/Hardware/Hard Disk(IDE) is disabled?

I am using a Ubuntu 11.04 virtual image with VMware Player 4.0.2 build-591240. I found that the folder that holds the VMware image goes to 8GB and want to shrink the size by using the utilities tool ...
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VMWare Player Run as Service

I have a VMWare Player running a VM at all times. However I want the server to run that Virtual Machine on boot (without logging in). This will allow me basically to restart the Server and when it ...
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Converting a VMware player image from non-persistant to persistant

I'm pondering setting up a virtual machine to generate app-v (since i got mdop from school) or thinapp application virtualisation packages. Ideally with either of these, i should work off a fresh ...
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How do I reach the host loopback 127.0.0.1 from a VMplayer

I am using VM Player 4.0.2 running Ubuntu 11.10 guest OS on WinXP host, with NAT network connection configuration. I have an application running on Win XP that communicates with a device manager ...
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Accessing local USB port from a VM Player guest which is running on a remote computer

I am connecting to a multi core Windows XP 64 bit machine from my single core 32 bit Windows XP machine in order to access Visual Studio to build our solution. Then we test the product on several VMs ...
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How to enable network adapter for Windows 8 in VMWare Player

Just downloaded and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto a VMWare virtual machine. Despite VMWare not recognising the OS (I selected Other -> Other at setup) everything works fine. However, ...
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Access the host network from the vmplayer

I can't access the host network from my vmplayer guest. I've tried different settings and telnet keeps saying "Connect failed". My current configuration is network: bridged guest IP: 10.0.3.152 ...
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Where are the Linux file system files stored in a Ubuntu 11.04 guest OS using VMWare player 4.0.2

I am using a Ubuntu 11.04 Linux Virtual machine Image using VMWare Player 4.0.2. This Ubuntu image is without any VMWare tools. Now if I create/download any files using Ubuntu on its file system, it ...
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No Internet connection in VMware Player (Guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04)

I don't get internet connection in the guest OS. Could you please help me to find out why? The host OS is Windows 7, guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04. Type of network connection: NAT. ifconfig command ...
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Ubuntu doesn't turn off the VM in VMWare player

Details: The host OS is Windows 7 home premium x64, the guest OS is either ubuntu x86 or x64 (checked both, the same behaviour). When I turn off the virtual machine with halt - it doesn't turn off ...
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How to create new Virtual Machine (VMWare) on OSX?

Is there any free product that I can use to create new VMWare Windows virtual machine on OSX 10.6.2? Is seems to me that there is no OSX version for VMWare Player.
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DB Paradox 3.5 and DOS on VMWare Player 4

My organization have to work with Paradox 3.5. We have 2 HD on a computer. One with Windows and one with DOS, where Paradox 3.5 is placed. So we bought a new printer, which does not work on LPT port. ...
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All VMware software & their installers fail to start, all of sudden, with no error messages & without getting listed in Task Manager

I have been using VMware Player on a Windows 7 machine. Today I noticed that my VMware player wasn't starting so tried to repair it using the installer but even that failed to start. After clicking ...
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Making VMware player fullscreen in windows?

How can I make VMware player run the VM in full screen in windows? I'm using VMware Player 4.0.2.
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Portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to make myself a portable virtual machine for bringing my own sandboxes for development and staging on-the-go. I'd mainly run Arch Linux and Windows Server 2008 on those. I was thinking of ...
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how do I 'hard refresh' a shared directory?

VMWare player 4.0.1 build-528992 I added a file to a shared directory in Windows 7. When I ls -l that directory in Ubuntu 11 it looks like: (2nd line) ls: cannot access item_spec.rb: No such file ...
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SSH windows to vmware

I have a VMWare Player running a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64) VERSION = 10 PATCHLEVEL = 1 All works fine execpt that I cannot connect from the windows host to the image. From ...
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VMWare Player and multiple monitors in fullscreen

I'm using VMWare Player 4 Windows 8 Dev Preview as guest OS Windows 7 as host OS On my host OS, I have 3 physical monitors. I've set up the guest to have 2 monitors. When I boot into the guest ...
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Configuring Bridged network connection on hypervisor

I have tried this on both VMware Player and VirtuaBox. I am working on Windows 7. In the hypervisor I install a standard Ubuntu 10.04 image. I wish to set up a web server on this image for incoming ...
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Can I take an existing Windows XP installation and mount it using VMware Player on Ubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to convert physical environments to virtual machines I'm looking to take my Windows XP installation and mount it using VMware Player. Is this possible ...
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VMware Player Installing Windows 7 in Chinese?

When I install Windows 7 x64 Professional using VMware player, the initial Windows installation guide is in English. When the install completes and it restarts the vm to boot into Windows, it changes ...
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Shared folder between Host and Guest in VM player

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic and I installed Ubuntu in VM player. Now I want to share folders and files between Windows and Ubuntu. How can share a folder or file?
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Vm ware Lost Password Windows XP Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset the admin password of a Windows XP VM running in VMWare? I have Win Xp as virtual machine, but I lost the admin password. Is it possible somehow to reset ...
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VMPlayer, Windows 7 and mouse scrolling

I'm using VMPlayer 4.0 and Windows 7 image in it. My biggest problem is, that I can't use mouse vertical scrolling. Did anybody of you have the same problem and know solution? Thank you in advance, ...
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Keycode for dead_acute in VMWare

I installed VMWare Player on RedHat 6 and my German keyboard does not work correctly. I figured out how to solve AltGr problems with the help of this post several keyboard keys not working in vmware ...
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VMware Player flooding my event log with information events about “I120: Service being interrogated…”

Every few seconds a few entries of Information Event 1000 shows up in my event log saying vmauthd was the source. Here is the xml log of the event. all the others are identical other than a ...
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Convert a machine from VMware ESXi to VMware Server?

I have a VMware ESXi server, with various VMs. I want to clone one of the VMs so I can run it locally on my MacBook (either using Parallels or VMware Player). Is this possible?
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How to expand a partition inside a VMware Linux VM

I need to expand a partition inside a Debian VM on a Windows host (and in the process move a small partition). I think I should use a Live CD (Which one?) Can I mount an ISO to the VM?
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How should I backup my VMWare virtual machine?

I am using VMWare Player and I need to transfer my virtual machine to another PC. Can I just copy everything in the virtual machine's directory to a DVD and restore it on another machine? Are there ...
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Using Another VM's Harddrive VMWare Server

I am playing around with VMWare and came across this scenario. I created a VMWare in VMPlayer, then decided I wanted to go the VMWare Server route instead (I know it's deprecated, but it's free!). ...
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Making VMPlayer actually scale to full screen

I'm trying to use VMware Player 4.0 to play my existing virtual machines (previously created using VMware Workstation, to which I don't have access anymore). All works fine, but when the guest OS ...
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How to share a Windows 7 folder with vmplayer guest?

The docs say this : Check permission settings. Permission settings on the host computer determine access to files in the shared folder. For example, if you are running VMware Player as a user ...
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Can't hear sound in Windows XP VM, running in Fedora VMware

I use Fedora 15 and VMware 8.0. In VMware, I have a Windows XP virtual machine. When I play sound in my VMware virtual Windows XP machine, I can't hear it. So in Fedora, I verified the PulseAudio ...
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Using FTDI device with Ubuntu on VMware virtual machine

Now that I can connect a USB devices to Ubuntu on VMware Player on Win 7, I tried to use my Altera FPGA dev board. This board contains a FTDI bridge allowing it to connect to the PC via a USB port. ...
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Why VMware Player does not recognize USB devices?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a guest OS via VMware Player 3.1.4 build-385536 over Windows 7 Home Premium host OS. This runs on a HP Pavilion g7-1173dx laptop. At the Virtual Machine... menu > VM ...
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Unique network for each user?

I want to use a guest OS via VMware Player. In that OS I run a Cisco VPN client. My resources are located in two different networks. I need access to them at the same time - but not necessarily in ...
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How to access data on XP from ubuntu 10.04 inside VMPlayer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox? My OS is windows XP and I run ubuntu 10.04 through VMPlayer. Is there a way that these two OSs can share a ...
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How do I use dual monitors with VMware Player on Windows and an Ubuntu Guest?

I have my VMware Player (v 3.1.4 build-385536) all up and running Ubuntu (11.04) from my Windows (XP SP2) machine, but now I'm getting greedy and want to run Ubuntu on both monitors. I've tried ...
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Best way to set static IP for a guest vm on a laptop, although the laptop is often on different networks

A Win 2008 Server runs (guest) in VMWare Player, on Win 7 laptop (host) The guest has installed software, Oracle, that demands the same IP address each time I start the guest. At home it works fine ...
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Is it possible to split VirtualBox Hard Drive to multiple volumes?

VirtualBox hard drive usually has one or a few files when you create a drive. I think it is good because you manage only a few files. However, I have out of space of my drive. Is it possible to span ...
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What are the CURRENT advantages of the VMware Workstation over the VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VMWare Player vs Workstation There's a question here asking about the same, however, it's answer is outdated and incomplete. I was looking for an answer on the VMWare ...