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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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Windows 8 does not recognize VMware Usb Device

I installed windows 8 a few hours ago. Then I installed vmware 9 workstation. Windows 8 gives a warning 'usb device not recognized or is defective'. There is yellow exclamation on vmware usb device ...
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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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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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Why can a VM only have three virtual IDE disks at most in VMware Workstation?

I found I can only add three virtual disks to a guest in a VMware Workstation VM. When I tried to add the fourth disk, the IDE option is disabled automatically. Does anyone know why?
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Virtual Machines - VMWare user switching to Microsoft

I am used to using VMWare Workstation - and have been very happy with it. I have been using it for sandboxing programming environments and testing. I am now in an environment where we must use ...
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Copy & paste from linux guest to windows host fails

I am running linux (Gentoo 3.15.5-hardened-r2) as a guest under VMware workstation 9.0.2, the host is Windows 7 Enterprise. My desktop environment in the linux guest ist KDE 4.12.5. I use the open-vm-...
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Multiple web servers behind one public IP

Long time reader first time poster (he he). So here's my dilemma. I'm hosting 3 sites at home for some friends, nothing big, all just wordpress sites. Running them in VMWare Workstation. Got a ton of ...
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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 http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/...
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Do I really need to reboot my host machine to restore net' connectivity to my VMware machines?

I'm running VMware Workstation 6.54 on a Windows 7 host (64-bit). Whenever the host loses network connectivity the VMs never get their connection back until I reboot the machine (which I have to do ...
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Visual Studio 2012 unresponsive in Windows 8

After installation of Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 VM via VMware Workstation 8, I am getting this message while launching, VS 2012 have become unresponsive although I am able work it after some ...
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What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation?

What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation? I.e. what is their workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines? I use VMWare workstation extensively, but have a lot of .VHD file images, ...
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VMWare Workstation can't read CD/DVD drive

A fresh install of VMWare Workstation 7 (7.1.1 build 282343) on Windows 7 64 bit. When I try to read a CD/DVD from a guest (either to install a fresh guest or to read a CD within an existing VM I get ...
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VMware guest eats 100% cpu

I have a Windows 7 x64 guest that acts very strange - the VM is very slow and taskmgr will consume 50% (with 2 cores) or up to 99% (single) of the CPU when everything else is idle. Host is Windows 7 ...
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VMWare Workstation: How to access the virtual disk from the host system?

I would like to access the disk of a VM from host or even better from LAN. The VM runs a Windows XP. The easiest way would be an access to the c$ share. Peace, Ice Update: Upon the several answers ...
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Configure VMware Workstation to exclusively use network card?

What I want to do, in VMware Workstation 8 on Windows (7 x64), is that one network card be used only by the host and the other only by VMware but not the host. This is because the networks ("Evil" and ...
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Hot Copy a vmware virtual machine

I'm running workstation 7.1.3 and I was wondering if there was any way to copy a virtual machine while it's running. Can you just copy the files on the file system while it's running or are there ...
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Performance Gains with Compacting Virtual Disks in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware Workstation 7. Are there any performance gains or losses to be had by compacting a virtual disk, or is it strictly a file size gain? If there are any differences with performances, ...
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Can I get VM windows outside the VMWare workstation window?

I have an XP VM in VMWare Workstation 6.5. I think read somewhere that its possible to drag windows that belong to programs running on the VM outside the VMWare window, so they act like normal ...
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vmware workstation - cannot change network to bridged

i'm using vmware workstation 11. I can not bridge my network adapter. When i view Virtual network editor, there is not any bridged vmnet. I have NAT vmnet8 and host-only vmnet1. I added vmnet0 and ...
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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: http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-the-...
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Mount laptop built-in SD Card reader to VMware Workstation (Ubuntu)

Can anyone point me to the right instruction to mount a laptop built-in SD Card reader to Ubuntu via VMware Workstation 8? Although I am able to mount a drive to the vmware client via shared folder, ...
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How to increase VMware Workstation 8 performance?

I want to add temporary files to /dev/shm with my VMware but I found this hack to improve the perfomance of the vm: mount -t tmpfs -o size=5G,nr_inodes=5k,mode=700 tmpfs /disk2/tmpfs But I don't ...
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VMWare on Intel i7-2600[S/K]: VM processor configuration for maximum performance

I have an Intel i7-2600K-processor, which has 4 cores but runs 8 thread because of Hyperthreading. I want to run a Ubuntu-VM with maximum performance under VMWare 8 (host system is Windows 7, and is ...
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Installing USB device on VMware Workstation Machine

I need to install a USB device (Web Camera and a Flatbed Scanner) on my virtual machine (Windows XP SP3) running in VMware Workstation. These devices are already installed on my host machine (also ...
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VM's, virtual networks and my home network

I want to create a small lab of VM's to test out networking with. I have two PC's running VMWare and I need the VM's on these two PC's to be connected to their own LAN. I am planning on bridging the ...
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VMware Workstation 7 build 203739 - Capture Movie Mouse Pointer Not Visible

I have noticed that whenever I create a Capture Movie, the movie is fine but the mouse pointer is not visible at all. The clicks are on buttons file menus are executed but is hard for a viewer of the ...
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Copy file between two VMware guest OS

I want to copy a file from Vmware Guest OS (win7 32bit) to another Vmware Guest OS (win7 64bit). But I got the above error. Any solution for this? I used VMware® Workstation 12 Pro.
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VRAM in workstation 11 only 64MB

I have a host computer which is Windows 8.1 and contains a 3GB nVidia graphics card. Inside of VMware I am running Windows 7. I have installed VMware tools, but the dedicated video memory is showing ...
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Windows 10 unity mode

I am running vmware workstation 11 on windows 10, and it seems Unity mode doesn't work. I've tried both Debian (jessie and stretch) with gnome-fallback (metacity), kde, and xfce as well as Ubuntu 15....
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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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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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vmdk file too large but guest os is small

I'm facing a strange issue with my virtual machine. I have an rhel 6.1 guest os running on VMware workstation (9.0.2 build-1031769) hosted on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. The size of the vmdk file is ...
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Incremental/Differential backup of VMWare Workstation VM?

I need to take an incremental or differential backup of a Linux guest OS running inside VMWare workstation. How do I achieve that? I can take a full backup when the virtual machine is down, but I ...
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Virtualbox virtual machine to VMWare virtual machine

I have a virtual machine in Virtualbox 4.2.4 that runs Ubuntu 12.04 on a 20Gb .vmdk harddrive. I've done a whole load of installing programs, updates, configuring, ... on the virtual machine and now ...
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Growing the size of a VM's disk in VMware

I have a VM that I originally gave 10 GB to (using VMware workstation, and Ubuntu 11.10 is the guest OS). I now wish to add to that. I have seen the option to expand the disk size, but all that does ...
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Access VMware based webserver from any computer via internet

I have created a web server(ubuntu server OS), on my web-development machine, using VMware Workstation. Now I want that I could point my website's nameservers to this virtual machine servers & ...
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VMWare performance difference between using physical disk and virtual disk (VMFS)

Under Windows 7 with VMWare workstation 8, I want to run a Linux-VM with Ext3/4 as guest filesystem. I want the VM to have maximum read/write performance. So I'm thinking about the best hard drive ...
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PuTTY to guest in VMWare workstation: Connection refused

I have the SSH server listening on my IP address in the guest machine (debian2) edarabos@debian2:~$ telnet 172.16.100.128 22 Trying 172.16.100.128... Connected to 172.16.100.128. Escape character is '...
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VMware Workstation “Power off” and “Suspend” buttons are disabled. What is going on?

I've been using an XP image for a few months now with no problems. Recently the power off and resume buttons were disabled and I'm not sure what happened to cause that. In addition, the menu items ...
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Consistently high disk usage slowing down computer

I am getting extremely high disk usage on my computer when running my virtual machine which is causing the vm to slow to a crawl. The native OS is Windows 8.1. The vm is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit running in ...
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VMWare Workstation 10.0.3: Unable to open kernel device “\\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified.”

VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. ...
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VMware VM with CentOS latest too slow while try to access PHP sites through browser

I have a instance of VMware Workstation 10.0.1 running in my PC. My PC has this configuration: Proccessor: Core i5 3120M Memory: 3992 MB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1 The ...
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Can not connect to home group vmware virtual computer

I am using Windows 7, 32x inside VMWare 10.0 virtual machine. I want to connect to homegroup and type homegroup's password - after that, I receive some error about networking, but nothing specific -> ...
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Disabling prompt to download VMware tools via the virtual machine's configuration file

The problem On the VMware Knowledge Base it reads: When I start a virtual machine, I see a message box warning that says I do not have VMware Tools installed or I do not have the latest version ...
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VMWARE - Why can't I find the vmware-tools ISO for linux guest?

In their website vmware claims that if we are "Unable to locate the ISO image for the VMware Tools installation" then we can just download it. I followed the link indicated and I can find ISO's for ...
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Cannot uninstall VMWare Workstation 9 (Linux) - Instance of VMWare VMX still running, ACE VM running

*tl;dr: VMWare WS is oddly resilient to rm -rf. Help?* OS: Linux Mint 14 The problem: VMWare WS 9 reports that an ACE VM is running An instance of VMWare VMX is running, somewhere. The UI for ...
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vmware workstation shared vm remote connection

I'm running vmware workstation 9 on a dedicated server so I can connect to my virtual machines from a remote connection using workstation 9 as well. I've gone ahead and shared the VM, but I've ...
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Running an executable in virtual machine through base machine

I want to launch an executable in my virtual machine(Windows Server 2003 OS and is installed using VMWARE Workstation) from my base machine I tried the following command "C:\Program Files\VMware\...