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could not find component on update server. contact vmware support or your system administrator mac os

I am getting this while mac os is loading and it will be loading itself could not find component on update server. contact vmware support or your system administrator mac os VMware details: VMware ...
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VMWare Workstation 9: Assigning ip in Windows Server 2008 breaks internet connection

I have a host running VMWare Workstation 9 with the following things: Network: VMnet8 (NAT) SubnetIP: 192.168.10.0 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.10.100 DHCP enabled IP Range: 101-110 ...
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Deployment from OVA format

I am deploying a VM using a OVA format. The size of OVA format is 57 GB. Currently free space on my datastore is 388 GB. At the time of selecting Disk Format type if shows me in red that the disk ...
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VMware - Read hosts clipboard without CTRL+v? Security issue?

When you have a file or some text on the hosts clipboard and you press Ctrl+v on a guest VM with VMware Tools installed, then the files will be copied or the text pasted in that guest VM. Does the ...
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Any way to stop VMWare workstation from dropping SSH connections?

I have VMWare workstation 8 with a few Linux guests. I have had problems maintaining an active SSH connection to my VMs when they are in bridged mode. I first read that the onboard realtek network ...
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How can I mount a USB license dongle on a shared VM in VMware Workstation 9 for Linux?

I currently have VMware Workstation 9 for Linux installed on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop machine. I'm using a Windows XP VM to run some software that requires a USB-based license dongle to run. When ...
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Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward buttons ...
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RealVNC connection to VMware Workstation causes mouse to drift

I am using RealVNC Viewer v4.4 to connect to a linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed on another computer. The VMWare Workstation is configured to allow remote connections. I am ...
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gedit in VMware always says file has been modified since opening when I save

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware Workstation 7.1.0, and using gedit to edit text files that are in a folder shared between Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64. Whever I try to save a file in gedit, it gives ...
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Chrome doesn't display VMware Workstation online help

VMware Workstation implements West Wind HTML Help Builder for it's help menus and my default browser is Chrome. When I click on Help > Help Topics Chrome only displays two blank frames with no content....
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Access errors using VMWare Shared folders

I maintain a Windows application with strong I/O: It holds open a number of files (typically 10 - 30) where it repositions and reads frequently. When running our application using VMWare Workstation ...
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Windows 7 X64 unidentified network and public

I have two interfaces that are built from vmware workstation vmware network adapater vmnet1 and vmnet8. I am unable to change the network location from public to home. the public network options ...
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VMWare Workstation VMs Change IP Address without powering on

my home router changed and now new gateway is 192.168.1.254 and i see no way to change it to 192.168.1.1 I changed my physical machines to use 192.168.1.254 as the new gateway now I have around 200+ ...
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Converting .GHO to .vmx

I wanted to convert a .gho file to .vmx or any VMware player compatible one. I have used the following command to convert gho to vmdk. Ghost32 -clone,mode=restore,src=Drive_D.GHO,dst=DriveD.vmdk -...
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Debian's screen does not fit monitor size on VMware Workstation

I have installed a Debian 8.5 on VMWare Workstation and it works fine. However I cannot have full screen size for the Debian guest in such a way that it fits with the monitor. Though I installed open-...
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vmware windows 7 network driver not installed

I´m using VMWare Workstation 12 Player to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 using my current key, so that I can later upgrade it to Windows 10. I´ve created a fresh VM and installed ...
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redraw troubles with blank windows in VMware, not on physical computers, one specific program

I have a problem with one program. This program runs on a few different computers, one is a virtual machine, VMWare Workstation 12.0.1. On the normal computer the program looks normal. On the VM ...
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Virtualized OSX : Hard drive not appear

Using VMWare Workstation Pro (12.1.1) I already install Mac OSX (El Captain) the same way witout any problem. But now I try to install the latest release the same way. The problem is after select the ...
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Number of processors to assign to hyper-v guest in vmware workstation

I very confused about how vmware workstation assigns vcpus. I have a lab environment and I am running hyper-v nested inside vmware workstation. I am planning to run 2 virtual machines inside hyper-v ...
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Running ruby from host to VM

I'm running Linux on a Windows host through a VM using VMware workstation 12, however I want to use Ruby from my Windows host, and use the gems that are inside of my Windows host as the gem ...
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Why did my VMWare Workstation instance suddenly lose fullscreen support?

I have been doing web dev work on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on a VMWare Workstation 12 Pro virtual machine. The default guest additions / VMware tools were installed initially. Each time I ...
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Windows Server 2012 Arp Tables Show Invalid Ip's

I recently setup a home network so I can practice network administration at home to supplement my knowledge and improve my confidence in my programming career. I have been working out the kinks for ...
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VMware player 12 on Windows 7: (1) missing option (2) installed tools not recognized (3) unable to see cient icons

Installed VMware Workstation Player 12 on Windows 7 64 bit, and have 3 issues: 1) Help says there should be an option to "[] Display scaling" -- but it doesn't exist: One can see the "[]Display ...
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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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VmWare WS: Suspending a Win guest with minimal footprint

I have a lot of RAM in my box and I have a server environment under VM which I use for some work once a day, but which takes a lot of RAM while active and takes a lot of time and effort to "warm up". ...
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VMware shows windows ( ubantu ) loading but do not open

I'm using VMware workstation to run a ubantu based software software . First it was running fine , but suddenly when I open .vmx file and power on the virtual machine , it start to starting fine . But ...
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Trouble writing in mounted Virtual Disk using VMware and Windows 10

I installed Andorid X86 on VMware workstation 12 and dedicated a 8GB virtual disk to it. I know I can't install vmware-tools on it so I was looking for a way to access the files from my host (Windows ...
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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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Vmware tools installed but not working on kali linux

I've successfully installed VMwareTools-10.0.5-3228253.tar.gz on Kali Linux rolling release 2016.1 1-I extracted it on desktop in new folder 2-I opened the folder 3-I opened terminal on that folder ...
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VMware Tools Update automatically

My Setup VMWare Workstation 12 Pro Windows Virtual Machines VMware Tools Update is configured to Update Automatically Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings. On the Options ...
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VMWare WS 12 - connecting to guest OS via serial port

I installed a virtual image of an appliance. The HW version of the appliance has a serial port for initial configuration, and I'm trying to do the same with the virtual. Following https://www.vmware....
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Can i still get a virus from a virtual machine?

I have set up a virtual machine for virus testing. Is it really safe so my Host pc can't get any virus? I have avast running on my host pc and mbam on my guest. When i download any virus, mbam doesn'...
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VMWare workstation VMRUN very slow

System setup: Windows 8.1 Pro (32Gb RAM...oodles of fast HD) running VMWare Workstation 10 Guest machines Windows 2008 R2 and also Windows 7 If I startup the host, launch VMware Workstation and fire ...
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Installed vmware workstation. Now my files on host computer cannot be read

Here is what happened in order. -I installed vmware workstation 10 on my win7 computer. -I managed to install a new win7 in my virtual machine and run it. -I shutdown win7 wm to change some ...
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Does the “Hardware compatibility” setting of VMware Workstation 12 influence guest OS compatibility?

I'm trying VMware Workstation 12 for the first time and when I create a new VM I must select an Hardware compatibility setting which range from Workstation 5.x to Workstation 12.0. Does that setting ...
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X Windows System missing on VMware

I'm trying to install a CentOS-based system called GOautodial on VMware Workstation, and I have an error that shows during installation which is: "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 ...
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Bitnami edx cypress ubuntu server ip address is not browsing in local host browser

I have install vmware workstation 10 and open virtual machine bitnami_edx_cypress -4r02-ubuntu-14.02. In ubuntu typed ifconfig, nothing is come then I changed network adaption as NAT then typed ...
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Vmware workstation shared vms on different directories

I would like to have several virtual machines on vmware workstation which all start automatically with the host but with following restriction: each machine is installed on a different hard drive. ...
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Disk space usage when shrinking disk in VMware Workstation

Does VMware Workstation require additional temporary disk space when shrinking a disk (for say a temporary shrunk VMDK file) or does it shrink the existing VMDK file in place?
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Convert VMWare VMDK disk to Hyper-V disk

Using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter cmdlet - ConvertTo-MvmcVirtualHardDisk to convert a VMWare Workstation VM disk to Hyper-V disk. How does the cmdlet handle or how do you specify a source ...
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Getting “Watch Dog Time out” when starting VMWare Workstation

I had installed VMWare Workstation at my windows 8.1 but whenever I am starting the VMWare Workstation I am getting error "Watch Dog Timeout" could please suggest us what to do now. I have 4 GB of RAM,...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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Wake On Lan for VM

I'm trying to get Wake-On-Lan (WOL) working for my VMs so that we can do some power management at my workplace. Goal Enable direct remote access (RDP) to VM Have WOL wake up VM not via physical ...
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VMware Workstation 12 on Linux host - Transport (VMDB) error -45: Failed to connect to peer process

I installed VMware Workstation on Debian 8.2 with ./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.1.0-3272444.x86_64.bundle and vmware-modconfig --console --install-all installation without errors. I installed ...
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VMware Workstation shared folder takes Fedora disk space

I have a Fedora guest hosted on Windows 8.1 using VMware Workstation 10.0.5. I need to share a large (~30 GB) network drive with the guest vm so that I can do calculations with the data available ...
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CentOS 7/VMware Hang on Boot ([sda] Assuming drive cache: write through)

I am new in Linux. i use CentOS 7 (CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01.iso) in VMware workstation 9. Host system is windows 8. i was trying to install the update. when i restart it hang during boot. it show ...
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vmware workstation 12 dual screen issues with guest OS opensuse leap 42.1 with DE KDE plasma 5

I have an old opensuse distribution that I made my first vm with. In that vm the dual screen use inside of vmware worked perfectly. My only problem with the old machine was with the graphics on the ...