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VMware guest pauses when the host is idle - how do I keep it running?

I'm running VMWare Worstation 7 with Windows 7 x64 as guest, Windows XP x64 as host. Inside the guest I run a long-running console application, which prints out progress messages with timestamps on ...
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How do I turn off tabs in VMware Workstation?

In VMware Workstation, tabs take up a lot of vertical space which could be better dedicated to the VM. How can I trim the UI components of VMware Workstation?
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How to access Mysql installed in windows host from ubuntu guest?

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on a Windows 7 host machine. I am using VMware Workstation to run the guests. I have installed MySQL on the host. I want to access this MySQL database from my Ubuntu ...
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Installing VMWare Workstation on a Mac

I have a license for VMWare Workstation, and have recently switched my main computer to a Mac. VMWare Workstation says it can be installed on Windows and Linux. Is there any way to install it on a ...
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Installing RHEL 6 in VMware Workstation VM

Easy problem to replicate: Create new VM using VMware Workstation (v7.1) Use typical install from ISO rhel-server-6.0-x86_64-dvd_1.iso and accept all defaults Get VMware error: "Could not prepare ...
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How to copy only VM changes in VMware to another physical machine

How can I use VMware Workstation to copy only changes to a VM to another physical machine, rather than recopying the entire VM every time? Can I just copy the snapshot files, if the second physical ...
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How do I convert a Virtualbox drive to VMware drive?

I have a Virtualbox drive that I'd like to convert to a VMware drive. The problem is that my disk size is dynamic, meaning that the maximal size is 2 TB! I don't have enough disk space to convert the ...
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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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VMWare VM as router for windows host

Goal - use virtual machine as router/firewall for host VM is running on. I created VMWare VM and installed pfSense. Configured two network adapters for WAN (bridged, VMNet0) and LAN (host-only, ...
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tagged (802.1q) traffic and vmware workstation on linux

I am trying to bridge vmware workstation's VM NIC to tap interface on host that includes 802.1q/tagged (vlan) traffic. Somehow vmware bridging strips 802.1q header and all traffic gets to VM untagged. ...
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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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Attach network interface to vmware nat (bridge is not working perfectly)

I have a developer computer with two physical network interfaces (NIC A and NIC B). I have VMWare workstation and several virtual machines in VMNet8 (NAT). I would like to connect my notebook to my ...
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Force Exclusive Mode in VMware Workstation9?

Is there any way to force exclusive mode in vmware workstation 9? I hate always having to choose it in the toolbar.
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Every time i run Vmware i get this error; Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running

Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running. To fix this error i go to: "Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services, clicked on VMware Authorization Service ...
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Can I have a VM on two networks, one host only and one NAT?

I am using VMWare Workstation 9. My host OS is Windows 7 Enterprise and my guest OS is Windows Server 2008 R2. I understand the three basic types of networking available to a guest OS: bridged, NAT, ...
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Dual monitors on vmware workstation in OSX

Anyone know or have gotten multiple monitors to work on vmware workstation running the OSX operating system? I cannot find anyone that has accomplished this and I am wondering if this will be ...
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Uninstall VM Workstation 9.0 in Ubuntu 12.10

I can't uninstall VM from my PC. I run from the command line sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation but the installer shows me this message vmware installer could not shut ...
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How to open existing virtual machine with multiple .vmdk files

I created a new Virtual Machine. On the Virtual Hard Disk screen I am selecting Use existing hard disk. I copied the VM files from another machine. It has multiple .vmdk files and when I select one ...
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vmware workstation version 8 impacts win7 host's internet performance

I am seeing strange behavior on 4 different people's desktop machines. All the machines are the same hardware and the problem is the same on all of the machines. When VMware Workstation 8 is running ...
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VMWare: Can't copy text from Ubuntu 12.04 guest to Windows7 host

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) running as a guest under VMWare 8.0.4 build-744019. The host is Windows7 sp1 (64-bit). I can copy text from Ubuntu into Windows, but not back. VMWare tools is installed ...
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Can I minimize VMWare Workstation from exclusive mode?

I am running a VM on two monitors, in fullscreen exclusive mode. I would like to be able to minimize the VM and mess around in the Host, then go back to the VM. I can do this by pressing CTRL+ALT to ...
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In VMWare Workstation 8, can I print from DOS guest to Windows 7 host's XPS Writer or similar soft printer?

VMWare insists on connecting virtual printer in guest to the serial port and naturally nothing works. Windows allows assigning legacy LPT1 port but it exposed only to DOS on the host and VMWare ...
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The performance overhead of VMware Workstation for scientific computing [closed]

I'm trying to understand the feasibility of running CPU-bound scientific programs in a VMware virtual machine, specifically a Linux guest in a Windows host. What sort of performance overhead should I ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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Show CPU and memory usage of multiple VMs with VMWare workstation

I'm using VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 on Windows7 with an Intel dualcore E8400. I'm currently running three hosts, all windows XP, and my host's CPU usage is very high; often hitting 100% for a few ...
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VM won't see network

I have a win7 64bit VM running on Vmware 7 workstation on a host (win7 64bit). The vm was able to see the network just fine, but now it cannot. I was running 6.5.3 and installed vmware 7 then rebuilt ...
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Getting VPN to work from Virtual PC

Setup: Host is running Windows7. Virtual PC is a Windows Server 2008 running under VMWare workstation 6.5. From the Host I have a VPN to e.g. TFS and other resources. From the VPC I need to connect ...
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How do I configure multiple guests in a virtual network

I am using VMWare Workstation 7 and I have 2 guest OS's installed, Windows Server 2003 configured as an Active Directory Domain Controller with RAS (NAT), DNS and DHCP installed. The first guest has ...
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VMWare workstation installation error: The MSI '' failed

I am installing on windows 7. The vmware workstation version is 9.0.2-1031769. Installation proceeds as expected until about 70% when it fails with the following error: The MSI '' failed. I have ...
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VMWare Pre-Allocated vs. Growable, which is faster?

In an effort to increase speed in my Vmware setup, I was thinking about converting a Windows XP Guest 32 bit I have from growable to pre-allocated, I'm currently running VMWare Workstation 7 with ...
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How do I replace an ISO while installing Linux as a VMWare guest?

Here is a situation I am in an environment where torrents are blocked. I have to create a Cent OS VM 64 bit version of Cent OS. Which comes on 7 CD ISO images ...
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Hardware virtualization with vmware

Is there a way to enable hardware virtualization for VMWare on Windows 7 if the CPU doesn't support this?
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What is the download location for Ubuntu 9.10 64bit for Intel i7 processors

When I go to the ubuntu website - it says the ISO is for AMD 64. I have intel 64-bit. I tried this page : http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download - and selected 64-bit - the downloaded ISO had ...
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Is it safe to replace a folder with a partition mounted to that folder n Windows 7?

I know most programs won't notice the difference, but is it true for e.g. virtualization software like VMware? I'll give you an example: Let's say my virtual machines are in C:\_VM\ My C: space ...
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Trying to run Apache, but VMWare Workstation is blocking port 80

When I run Apache server it shows port 80 is busy because WMware Workstation is blocking it. How can I run Apache?
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What disk do virtual machines use in VMWare workstation?

I use VMWare Workstation and keep my virtual machines on a separate physical disk, not my boot drive. Does this mean that the VM's IO will be against that disk when it is running?
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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit ...
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Boot to Live CD with VMWare

I have a CentOS6 virtual machine running on VMWare Workstation 7 and I need to boot to a LiveCD to increase my disk size. My problem is that I cant get the VM to boot to the ISO. It always boots to ...
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Uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 completely from Windows 7

I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine. I could not do that from Control Panel. I received "The MSI failed" error like this: ...
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how to import existing VM in vmware workstation 8 inventory

I like to add existing vmware (player) virtual machines to the vmware workstation 8 inventory on linux. When I create a new virtual machine, it is stored in /var/lib/vmware/Shared VMs/. But copying ...
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Virtual Machines on Separate Hard Drive

I'm trying to optimize my virtual machines, so I placed my virtual machines on a separate hard drive. My question is this: Do I also need to put the program installation (VMWare Workstation in my ...
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Commands see files, bash doesn't

This is a really odd bug I can't seem to figure it out. Basically, commands like ls can see all the files in the current directory, however when I go to execute the file it will give errors like ...
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VMware Workstation: suspend all virtual machines with vmrun

I know I can suspend a given VMware virtual machine on the command line with: vmrun suspend /path/to/virtual_machine_file.vmx Is there any way to suspend all virtual machines at once using vmrun? ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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Point vm to OS installer when choosing install OS later in VMWare Workstation

I have installed vmware workstation. I selected "install OS later" when I ran the wizard to create a new VM. How can I now point the VM to an ISO file to run the installation for an OS? Would I have ...
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Need for explanation: NetBIOS over TCP/IP on VMware network adapter disturbs access to network shares

Some time ago nearly all workstations in our team (Windows XP SP2) exhibited intermittend but frequent delays when accessing shares on the network. Typically the first access to a share which hadn't ...
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VMware Workstation - interoperability of VMs

(I've looked through the posts for the question that I'm submitting, but couldn't see one.) I'm new to VMware Workstation and to virtualization in general. If I create a virtual machine on the MS ...
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Repairing Windows Installer on Windows 7

I have the VMWare MSI '' failed issue. Unfortunately this question does not have an answer yet. I'm stuck at step 4 of the official VMWare troubleshouting website regarding this issue Basically it ...
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VMWare Setting WLAN adapter as WLAN not LAN

I try to use Backtrack inside my VMware workstation. I got one build in LAN adapter and one build in WLAN adapter on my host computer. Inside backtrack or any other operative system, i find my WLAN ...
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Installing a non-default mouse driver in VMWare Workstation

VMWare Tools installs a generic "VMWare Pointing Device", and seems to "force" the guest to use that driver for the mouse. When I install the specialized drivers for the mouse in the guest, it can't ...