A desktop virtualization solution offered by VMware, for Windows and Linux hosts.

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Make VMWare independent Disk dependent again

I have just converted an old VMWare image that was created in VMWare Workstation 4 to the VMWare Workation 6.5 format. The image has 3 virtual IDE disks that are set to "Independent". Since I am ...
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VMware - Workstation 9

I'm trying to install windows server 2012 on my "VMware 9.0 32 bit app" and it gives me an error that It can not install any 64 bit software I am using a Dell 3521 laptop and I have Windows 8.1 64 ...
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Vmware host: accessing a forwarded port from a virtual host

A windows host machine (which dynamically has the address 192.168.227.1) runs (i) an ssh tunnel with port forwarding (forwards the port localhost:5432 with the following command: autossh.exe -M 2000 ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive to install the OS and application on several PC. I need to test UFD in virtual machine with VMware (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and ...
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How can you change a VMWare Workstation network adapter's vnet? (using vmrun preferably)

I've been playing with vmrun for the last couple of hours trying to get Workstation 7.x change VM network connections (vnet) between different custom networks. e.f. VM A is configured for vnet2, I ...
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Why can't I change the subnet IP address in the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation?

In the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation (version 9.0.0 build-812388), I want to change the subnet IP address or one of my host-only virtual networks from 192.168.203.0 to 192.168.124.0 ...
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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 ...
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vmware takes too much time to shut down

Each time I shuting down my virtual machine - it takes like 30 minutes for VM Ware to complete the process. The shut down is done, but it shows a black screen and doesn't respond to any command. I ...
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Searching virtual machine linked clones in VMware Workstation

Is there a tool which can search linked clones of a chosen virtual machine in selected directories? Alternatively is there a tool which would show the path to the parent virtual disk of a selected ...
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Can you run a virtual machine created in VMware Workstation 1.0 in the latest version (9.0)?

If you have a virtual machine which was created with the very first version of VMware Workstation back in 1999, is it still possible to run this machine in the latest release of VMware Workstation ...
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VMware Workstation Bridged Network Host UnReachable

VMware Workstation 7 on Win7-64 (Home Premium). I have confirmed this on any guest running on this machine (from winxp to debian). I am using a bridged network connection for my guests (Automatic on ...
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How do I power on my .vmx file using command line? (Windows 7)

I have a desktop shortcut with the following Target: "C:\VMWareWorkstation.exe" start "C:/dsl.vmx" This opens VMware Workstation with the file ready to be used, However it does not POWER ON the ...
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Windows Explorer is sluggish on host computer while running VMware Workstation

I've noticed that while running VMware Fusion (9.0.2) Windows Explorer on the host PC seems sluggish at times. When I attempt to navigate through the directory structure of the SSD that contains the ...
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VMware - Not printing in order

I am using vmware workstation 7. Guest is Windows XP. The host OS is Windows 7. When I queue the printer with multiple documents, the printer doesn't print in order. It seems to print the smaller size ...
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VMware - Startup in Unity Mode

I can't figure out how to get VMware to start up in unity mode. Is this possible? I want the guess OS to startup in unity mode, with selected application(s). I am using VMware workstation on the the ...
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VMWare kernel module updater fails

I'm trying to launch VMWare workstation on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When i launch it, it says "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel", if i hit ...
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VMware Workstation: how to reduce .vmdk maximum size

I have a 150 GB disk file (.vmdk, non pre-allocated) where my virtual machine is stored. The file is currently 20 GB, but it is growing everyday, even though I'm not storing anything new in the guest ...
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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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can't ping VMWare 9 workstation running Win 7 on Win 8 host (or from other machines)

The host PC is running Windows 8 with AVG. I have a new installation of VmWare Workstation 9 in which I am running a Windows 7 VM. I have configured the VM with a static IP address on the same subnet ...
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Uninstalling HyperV from Windows 8

Let me be the first to say that I love that my copy of Win8 Pro comes automatically installed with HyperV. Unfortunately, I use Workstation instead and have been unable to figure out how to uninstall ...
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VMware Workstation 7.0 guests cannot connect to internet

I'm having a strange problem getting internet connection on any of my 3 VM's I run inside of VMware Workstation. I'm running all three servers as bridged connections and the guest OS is Windows Server ...
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Mac OS 10.8.3 Lion vmware virtual machine doesn't detects darwin.iso file to install VmTools?

I just installed MacOS 10.8.3 Lion in a vmware virtual machine, and I want to install Xcode but when I get to the CD/DVD IDE settings and select the darwin.iso file to install vmTools and click ...
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Connect virtual machine to host via IEEE1394, USB or Serial Port?

I have a host machine (Laptop, Win 7 Home Premium x64) running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on VMWare Workstation 9. I've got this system set up for UMDF driver development, because I need a target machine ...
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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 - 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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VMWARE - I installed vmware tools but cannot find vmware-toolbox

I have a windows host and a linux (ubuntu) guest. Versions: HOST - Windows 7 GUEST - Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS VMWARE TOOLS installed (output from vmware-toolbox-cmd -v): 9.2.0.15626 (build-799703) ...
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This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible

I have windows 7 64x professional Laptop , then i download a new VM on it , but when i try to mount an ISO imag for windows server 2008 i got the following error :_ **This virtual machine is ...
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VMware Workstation 8 does not recognize USB devices any more: where to start?

I don't use host USB devices in my guests very often. They used to work in the past, but not any more. I've read and checked Host USB device fails to function in a VMware Workstation or Player ...
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Vmware Workstation 8 on Gentoo - bridging additional NICs

I recently installed a new dual port NIC into my Gentoo workstation. According to lspci: 10:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06) Kernel driver in ...
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Does VMWare let you upgrade host system while guest stays up?

My college uses VMware. To what extent I am not sure. The issue is that they have the main student access website down every night from 12am to 6am for upgrades. To my understanding using VMware ...
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VMware The virtual machine couldnot start

I virtualized VMware for MAC OS X but when I start my VM it says the following The virtual machine could not start. Make sure VMware Workstation is installed correctly and you have rights to run ...
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Transfer VM **with snapshots** to another system

I am upgrading to a new system, and I make heavy use of the Vmware Workstation snapshot feature. Every attempt I have made so far to transfer the VMs to my new system result in the loss of all my ...
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Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation

I have a dual-screen set-up with a Windows host and a Linux virtual machine. Windows Host: Windows 7 x64, VMware Workstation (8.0.5, most recent) Linux VM: CentOS 6.4 x64 (most recent) + VMware Tools ...
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VMware: How to get rid of “Moved it” and “Copied it” prompt?

I have a few VMs that I am moving between two hosts every so often. Every single time VMware will prompt me whether I moved or whether I copied it (not affecting or affecting the MAC address ...
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Centos Apache installed in Vmvare-workstation

I hope someone can help me with my problem. I have installed a windows 7 and a centos on Wmvare-workstation. On Centos, i have installed and Apacheserver, but i cant log on to the webserver from the ...
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VMWare Converter FAILED: Unable to find the system volume

I'm trying to convert a physical Windows XP Professional computer into a VM using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0.1. When the process completed, I had the following output: Conversion ...
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Virtual Machine can't connect to internet

The VM is running server 2008 and is set up with Active Directory, DNS, Certificate Services and IIS. I am using Bridged networking for the VM so it should be connecting to my network and gaining ...
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Unable to ping host from guest

I installed Linux Redhat 6.3 on VMware workstation 9 as a guest to Windows 7 hosts, but unable to ping the guest from the host, and unable to ping the pc name from the guest. I configured bridge ...
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Port Forwarding to a VMware Workstation Virtual Machine

I am running VMware Workstation 8 (build 471480). I want to setup a small content server, mainly for images and such for my website, on my desktop in a virtual server (just for the heck of it)... I ...
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Simultaneous/shared internet access between \windows 7 and Ubuntu on vmware workstation

I am trying to set up hotspot using easyhotspot full distro (Ubuntu acts as host for easyhotspot). I am trying to do this in VMware Workstation 9 with Windows 7 as host. I am able to access internet ...
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How do I make an AutoHotkey script work in a VMware virtual machine only?

I'm running VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 7 and I wonder how do I make an AutoHotkey script (which does some key remapping) work only when the input is grabbed by a VMware virtual machine?
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Vmware 9 bridged wireless adapter with WAP2?

I've been trying to figure out how to setup my guests so they can bridge with my wireless card and use WPA2. I currently have it setup so that Vnet0 is set to use just the wireless card and Vnet1 ...
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Windows 7 having high physical memory usage, how to reduce it?

This is a pro active question, right now I am not facing any problem, thou it may create a problem anytime which I just can't afford. I am using VMware® Workstation - version - 8.0.1 build-528992 I ...
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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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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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“hard-disk not found” windows XP installation

Installing windows XP Professional 64 bit on a virtual machine using VMware Workstation V9 When installing Windows XP by using the IMG file I have of the XP Installation disk mounted as a CD disk. ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts ...
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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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Some VMWare images take long to resume from suspension as compare to others

I am using VMWare Workstation 7.x. I have a few Windows Server 2003 images which I use regularly. They all started with the same image and were created by cloning. There is some difference on the ...
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How to access files on a guest OS from a host OS in VMWare?

It's easy to share a folder which resides on the host file system with the guest OS, but is it possible to do the reverse? i.e. is it possible to share a guest directory with the host OS, so that the ...