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How to change Windows 2012 screen resolution to 800x600?

I have set up Windows Server 2012 for testing purposes in VMWare Workstation. One of our test requires changing the screen resolution to 800x600. Server 2012 offers 1024x768 as minimum screen size. ...
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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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Executing several snapshots of one VMWare

I have set up a VM with several snapshots. The size is quite large (~40 GB). Now I would like to run several tests on that operating system, but it seems VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 can only execute one ...
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How can I start a VM automatically in Exclusive mode?

How can I start up a VM automatically in Exclusive mode? Guest and host OS is Windows 7. I know I can use the command line switch -X to start a VM in fullscreen. But I need the VM in Exclusive mode ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in Mac OS X 10.9 VMware Guest

I have a multi touchpad it is working perfect in windows 8.1 and I have Mac OS X 10.9 in vmware but the Mac gestures don't work I installed the latest vmware tool and they are not working. Is there ...
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VMware Workstation wont let me add memory

When I attempt to edit the memory setting for my Windows XP virtual machine, The box is greyed out and I cannot make any changes. This is also true of attempting to move the slider. Any suggestions? ...
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Shrinking an allocated physical disk size in VMWare Workstation?

I got a VMWare image that it's hard disk was allocated when creating. Isn't there any way to shrink it? Tried using the VM Settings but got this error: You can't compact this virtual disk because it ...
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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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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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Struggling to mount on Cent-OS on VMware workstation

This is what I did. (1) Enabled "Shared" on VMware workstation 10 with a Windows Host's folder. (2) Extract "vmware-tools-distrib" into my /home/Tom/Download and run "vmware-install.pl" (3) On ...
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No internet on virtual machine

So I have 3 virtual machines and I copied 1 from a friend of mine. His Virtual Machine does have internet and the other 2 virtual machines I got, also have internet. Now what am I doing wrong at the ...
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Windows server 2012 in vmware not in full screen mode

I've just installed trial version of Windows Server 2012 DataCenter edition inside VMWare Workstation 10.0. So far, I did not have any problems with putting virtual computers into full screen mode, so ...
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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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I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v7.1.0.12398 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine [closed]

I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v7.1.0.12398 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine. I could not do that from Control Panel. I received "Bad Arguments for : C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware ...
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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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tp-link connection breaks on cisco vpn traffic

Config: win7 x64 notebook TL-WR1043ND hw rev V1 fw 3.13.13 (afaik latest) cisco vpn 5.0.07.0290 Worked like charm until today. Suddenly it became unstable: whenever I try to transfer something ...
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VMWare Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (AMD) freezes at load after installing VMWare tools

I had a perfectly working Mac OS 10.8.3 image for AMD in which I developed a quietly big app for iPhone. Don't know why, but today I tried installing VMWare tools because somebody was promising more ...
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Recovering vmware snapshot missing in snapshot mgr

On my SharePoint development VM I have a snapshot missing in snapshot manager but the files are still in the folder. Is there a way to get that snapshot back? Even at the cost of losing the other two ...
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1 SSD or 2 SSDs? for VMWare virtual environments

I would like to know if it’s better if I buy 1 SSD for my OS like 120GB and 1 512GB SSD for my VMWare workstation virtual environment. Or do you think that i can also buy 1 SSD and run the OS and 2 ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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VM ware error Failed to lock the file, Cannot open the disk 'C:\Users\XXXX Dev.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on

I have vmware 9.0 inside my windows 7 , but suddenly my windows 7 shut down due to an error , and it restart again. But when I start my VM I got the following error :- Failed to lock the file Cannot ...
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Every time I ping one of my Ubuntu VMs from another VM I get a different IP resolved.. how could this be?

Every time I ping one of my VMs from another VM by hostname I get a different IP address resolved for it... Both VMs are Ubuntu 12.04 running on VMware Workstation 10. All VMs are running with ...
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How to emulate an inline host in the middle of 2 other hosts in VMware Workstation?

I want to setup a lab to try Suricate, an IPS system. The thing is that I need to set it up like this: Atacker VM ----- Inline IPS VM ----- Victim VM How can I accomplish this? I don't see a way to ...
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VMware Workstation “Recording/Replaying VM activity” feature

I have seen some documentation about a "Record/Replay VM activity" feature in VMware workstation 6 and 7 here : http://cto.vmware.com/the-amazing-vm-recordreplay-feature-in-vmware-workstation-6/ ...
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VMware Installation Error

I recently installed Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate. I wanted to install VMware Workstation 10.0.1 and it won't install. After clicking install it pop's up a dialog box of error, seen below.
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Ubuntu Server on VMware Workstation + VMware Tools installed, any way to enable copy-paste support between guest and host?

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 on a virtual machine on VMware Workstation and VMware Tools are properly installed, however there doesn't seem to be any support for copy-pasting between the host and ...
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Convert A Ghost Image File Into A VMware Disk Image File?

I am trying to convert a Ghost image file (.gho) to a VMware disk image file (.vdmk). I am using this command: ghost32 -clone,mode=restore,src=my.gho,dst=myimage.vmdk -batch -sure I get the ...
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vmware workstation 8 and windows 8.1 can't ping host to guest, other pings work fine

Having a very strange problem with my virtual machines. My host OS is Windows 8.1, my guest OS's are varions windows (XP, Windows 7). I recently updated my host OS to 8.1. I had the same problems ...
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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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Mouse and keyboard is not working in VMware

I installed Mac OS X in VMware. With that setup, Mac's mouse as well as keyboard is not working in VMware. How do I get my mouse and keyboard working?
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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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Getting a VMnet0 error in VMWare workstation after updating host computer from Windows 8 to 8.1

Yesterday, I updated my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1. I have VMWare Workstation 10 running Windows XP on this computer and prior to the update I had no issues connecting to my network. However, ...
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Sharing Windows 7 host os Internet connection with linux centos 6.5 guest os in vmware

I am trying to share the Host OS Internet connection with the guest operating system installed in VMWare workstation 9.0. The guest operating system is centos 6.5 linux installed with "expert text" ...
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External Hard Disk Connectivity in Ubuntu

I have connected an external hard disk to an Ubuntu Desktop instance running on VMware workstation on my Win 7. I connected the hard disk using the VM -> Removable Devices and connected the hard ...
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Windows client unable to connect Unix server (VMware)

I 'm working on a simple Windows client (Windows 7) - Unix server (Fedora 19 - VMware) application. However, connection fails with error 10060. The code seems to work fine. I think there is a problem ...
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What else needed to improve my VMs?

I had my virtual machines up and running for months without any performance issues. Starting today, I noticed the hard drive was very busy reading (I/O) even though a VM was idle. I am on Dell ...
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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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Two VM Player guests block network

Im having some trouble getting VM Player to run on Host: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64. I Have two guests Win2012 Ubuntu 13.04. It somehow jams the system and as it is a farm server i cant only assume ...
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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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Can't get internet access on Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine

I am currently trying to get internet access on my Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine. I am running Windows 8 as the host OS and using VmWare Workstation 10. I have created the VM using an ISO image of Mac ...
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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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Running pacman in arch bang

I have installed arch bang in my vmware workstation. The internet works fine but the pacman is not working Output of pacman -Syy : :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed to update core ...
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Running an XP install on a physical disk on vmware

I have a solution I need to solve using XP, I have VMWare Workstation on my Win7 laptop - can I use an external hard disk that has an XP install on it, rather than having to install XP on a vmx ? I ...
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Networking is broken in my VMware 10.0 VMs after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I have a VMware Workstation 10.0 installation with several virtual networks including the default host-only and NAT networks. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the NAT network was not working. I booted ...
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Connect to VMware host from VMware gust with Juniper VPN

My company provide remote access to its private network using Juniper Connect. They have restricted to the Windows Juniper Connect client, but I need to work into a GNU/Linux distribution. Before ...
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Multiple Server 2012 guest OS in VMWare Workstation 10 with Bridged Networking

I cant seem to be able to find out any details on this specifically. Am I able to create multiple guest OS in wmare workstation 10 and connect them all directly to the host network via bridged ...
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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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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 ...