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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is my VMWare Workstation USB Wifi still in use?

I am using VMWare Workstation 9.0.0 build-812388, on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 host. I am trying to connect my USB Wi-Fi Adapter (Atheros UB91C) and connect it directly to the guest OS ...
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How can I release stuck modifier keys (alt, ctrl etc) in VMware Workstation?

I have a VMware machine which has got trapped thinking that Alt is down - so trying to type results in activating menu functions like save etc. How can I return it to reality?
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Combine SPARSE disks for VMWare

I am trying to migrate my VMWare machine to Oracle VM Box. However, looks like VM Box does not understand multiple sparse files for my VMWare machine. I think to combine all vmdk's into single one, ...
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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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How can I make Windows 7 installs smaller for use with a virtual machine?

Are there anyways to lessen the footprint of a Windows 7 install when installing to a virtual machine? So far it seems to take around 30GB, anyway to reduce this? Thanks!
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Making VMware workstation install tools nag screen go away

A Windows XP host running VMware 7.1.4 keeps asking to install VMware tools for a Ubuntu guest and I select do not ask again but it continues to ask every-time VMware and that specific guest are ...
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Can't access vm from other computers in the network

HOST OS: windows 7 64 Guest OS windows server 2008 32 Vmware Worstation 7.1 Network Connection Type: NAT I can access my application from the guest os using the computer name or localhost but if I ...
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How can I find/modify the type of my virtual network adapter installed with VMware Workstation?

Is there a way to know he type of my virtual network adapter installed with VMware Workstation? From this VMware KB, there are several network adapters for virtual machine. But when I add a new ...
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Windows cannot determine which language to install?

I want to install Windows Server 2008 SP2 on VMware Workstation 7.0.1 build-227600. However during installation I receive the following error and Windows doesn't continue the installation procedure: ...
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How do I config a host-only network in VMware?

PC 1 is the host computer and PC2 is the virtual computer. My understanding about "host-only": I use VMware 7, Vmnet1 is the host-only adapter for host and it's IP is 192.168.209.1. I'm really ...
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Multiple Monitors in Windows Vista Guest

I am trying to use multiple monitors inside my VMware guest to test out some multi-monitor software. This works fine in Windows XP, but doesn't work at all in Windows Vista. In the "Display" settings ...
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VMWare Unity on Windows 7 RC (Host) with Ubuntu 9.04 (Guest)

I'm currently running the Windows 7 RC and trying to use VMWare Workstation's Unity feature with a Ubuntu 9.04 guest. Unity starts, and I can access the Unity "Start Menu" for Ubuntu within Windows, ...
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What's the difference between vmware linked clone vs snapshot

What's the difference between taking snapshot in vmware and linked clone? which one is better for performance? why do I choose one and not the other"?
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Do I need to shut down before powering off a VM?

Sometimes I'm starting a VM to do a quick test. I start up the VM, do the test and then power off. However, doing this I get the warning Check that you have shut down your guest operating system ...
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VMWare Workstation - Shared VMs - Mutiple Save Locations

I have been playing about with VMWare Workstation 10, and would like the Host to act like a server, i.e. I would like it to start the guests on start-up and shut the guests down on host shut-down. ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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With VMware Workstation, how can I SSH from the host to a guest with NAT?

My host is Windows 7 with VMware Workstation 10. I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 guest that is connected to an NAT network. How can I set up the network so that I can SSH from the host to the guest? I ...
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Unable to SSH to my virtual machine via Windows Power Shell ISE

I have a Linux VM guest running in my vmWare host that I want to access using Windows PowerShell ISE. I normally can SSH to my VM, but I cannot with Windows PowerShell ISE. When I try to do SSH to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ArchLinux(Guest) Installation VMWare 8 (Windows 7 Host) - Accessing Gnome3 DE using VNC, How?

I have installed ArchLinux as guest OS on VMWare running on Windows 7 host. I want to have a Gnome 3 GUI running. I want to achieve that in a way that VMWare itself does not show the GUI. Instead I ...
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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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VMware Workstation Easy Install is unable to install Windows 8 with a product key specified

I recently attempted to install Windows 8 Enterprise Edition in VMware Workstation. It specified that Easy Install would be used, and requested for the product key, for which I entered the generated ...
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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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Connect Monitor to Physical Server, but have VM on server detect it

I have a built server, with multiple VMs running on it. There is one user account running on the physical server, and on that session, there are multiple VMs running. I use VMware Workstation, to run ...
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Better performance in VMware Workstation 8?

My laptop has only 4GB RAM and core-i3, so I'm trying to set up my vm to run smoothly with those specs. Currently, I have the machine using 2 processor cores and 1.5 GB of memory. However, while the ...
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What is the Xen/Citrix equivalent of VMware workstation?

Does Xen/Citrix have a workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines on top of an existing OS? My host machine is Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
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network of two Host-only VMware

I try to connect two VMware (with WinXP) on/inside on host computer(with windows 7). The configurations are: VM1: network adapter - host-only with ip address: 192.168.10.50 VM2: network adapter - ...