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

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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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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 to uninstall VMware player in linux

When I start the installer for VMware workstation it says that I have to first uninstall VMware player. But how can I do that? It's not like I installed it with apt-get. I downloaded the .bundle file ...
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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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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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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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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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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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VMNET0 is missing from virtual network editor of vmware workstation 10

I have installed VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310 on windows 8.1. Although VMware bridge protocol is enable in my LAN adapter but still I am unable to add and switch VMNET0 to bridged mode. It ...
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VMWare Workstation slow network performance

I'm running a Host OS of Windows 8.1 with VMWare Workstation v10 and a Guest OS of Ubuntu 13. Ubuntu has plenty of resources available to it (8GB/32GB RAM allocation and 2/4 Cores of an Intel i7) so ...
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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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No internet connection in Virtual Machine on selecting NAT in VMWare workstation

I'm facing this strange problem from yesterday where if I select NAT as the network adapter in VMWare, I'm not getting any internet connection in the VM. I have a requirement where I have to have the ...
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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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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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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 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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Changing global configuration in VMware Workstation 8

I'd like to suppress the "accept license" dialog (et al.) that appears when a user first launches VMware Workstation 8. I know that having a C:\Users\foo\AppData\Roaming\VMware\preferences.ini ...
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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 - ...
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Can't access a virtual machine which runs as a service

I'm trying to start a virtual machine (I'm using VMware Workstation 7) as a service on my Windows 7 system, so that it starts automatically with my (physical) host. I used instsrv and srvany.exe from ...
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Word for Mac 2011 refuses to write to VMware Shared Folder

My main OS is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit. I'm using VMware Workstation 7.1.4 to run Mac OS X 10.6.8 which is working well. I'd like to use VMware shared folders to exchange data between the ...
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Direct3D acceleration in VMware workstation

I would like to virtualize Blizzard's Direct3D game - SC2. Is it ok to do it on a Linux host or do I have to change it to Windows 7? Are there some significant performance differences in Direct3D ...
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Virtual Machine running out of disk space when there is still space left

I am currently running Fedora inside a VM on a Windows box using VMware Workstation. I allocated about 6GB for the Fedora VM. Under VM settings, I see: Current size 3.6 GB Maximum size 6 GB System ...
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Internet Connection Sharing and VMware with Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 host, Ubuntu Guest and VMware workstation and only have a 3G Dialup connection. How would I got about setting up internet connection sharing on Windows 7, then configuring VMware ...
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Takes a long time to delete large folders in VMWARE and Windows 7 guest

I am using Windows 7 in VMWARE Workstation 7.1 When I try to delete a large folder of over 400 MB in size it takes more than half an hour. But when I do the same thing outside of VMWARE on my Host ...
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Windows 7 - Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 - Not working 4 me

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit Operating System When I'm trying to create virtual machine Windows Server 2008 64 bit I'm getting the same error neither with Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 Error: ...
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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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Start VMWare VM upon remote connection

I am hosting a VM of winXP from my brother, who has a slower computer and wants to use my power xD. The issue is I hate having to have my VM running the entire time when he just uses it about 1 hour ...
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Running Windows Vista Image on Windows Server 2003

I am planning to run a Windows Vista image on Windows Server 2003. From what I know, the VmWorstation on Windows Server 2003 doesn't support Windows Vista. Any idea on this?
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Exclude VMWare adapters from IPConfig list?

I am using VMWare Workstation my laptop. When entering ipconfig in cmd I get all network interfaces. Is there a way to have it so that it only shows me my real network interfaces, without VMWare ...
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How to speed up VMWare shared folders?

What is the best way to setup/optimize shared folders in VMWare for the fasted possible I/O? I'm not, the, only, one who has noticed shared folders are painfully slow. I'm using shared folders for ...