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How to sandbox a VMWare image as much as possible

The situation: -A corporate environment, with a corporate managed XP desktop (locked down, patched regularly, restricted user rights, no manual install of SW, AV, etc.) The requirement: -Using ...
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VMware Workstation 7 + Backtrack 3 - USB Problem

need help. im trying to crack WEP keys here the problems, why my USB wireless adapter stop working when i connect it to VMware+Backtrack 3? when i disconnect it from VMware+Backtrack 3 (connect to ...
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is it possible to automaticaly release the mouse to get off a guest in Linux VMware workstation 7.1?

VMware workstation is the version 7.1.1 on a Archlinux host. Guest is a windows XP 32bit with VMware tools installed. I wonder if it's even possible to easylly switch between guest and host without ...
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Can I completely hide toolbar in VMware Workstation?

I have been experimenting with VMware workstation. When I autohide the toolbar at the top, it leaves a 1 pixel sliver. While this is functional, my OCD is bugging me. Is there a way to totally hide ...
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How many virtual processors or cores should I assign to my Guest OS?

I've just received an upgraded Host machine, and am looking to push some of those advances to my workstations Guest OS(s). In particular, I used to have a single processor, with 2 cores, so my Guest ...
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How can I connect to a web server running in a VM when the VM is in NAT mode?

I've got a development webserver on an Ubuntu box inside of VMWare Workstation 7.1.3. I'd like to run a web browser on a Windows machine (the host OS) for actually testing a web page I'm working on -- ...
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Chrome doesn't display VMware Workstation online help

VMware Workstation implements West Wind HTML Help Builder for it's help menus and my default browser is Chrome. When I click on Help > Help Topics Chrome only displays two blank frames with no ...
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Access errors using VMWare Shared folders

I maintain a Windows application with strong I/O: It holds open a number of files (typically 10 - 30) where it repositions and reads frequently. When running our application using VMWare Workstation ...
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VMWare to share partition with the host

I need to share the same physical partition with host, so guest and host can use it at the same time. And this disk under guest must appear as local disk and have the same letter as under host. Is it ...
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installation of Ubuntu with VMware on Windows

I have installed VMware Workstation on my PC. Now I am getting 3 options: VMware player, VMware Workstation, VMware Network Editor. What option I should use to install Ubuntu? I have Windows on my PC ...
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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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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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Tips for running Windows 95 inside of VMWare Workstation 7?

I have a number of old games I'd like to play which seem to only run well inside of Windows 95. I therefore have endeavored to get a Windows 95 installation running inside of VMWare. However, when I ...
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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 ...
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Has VMWare Workstation become incompatible with VMWare Server?

I have a few VMs created in VMWare Workstation 6.5, which have been upgraded to version 7 compatibility. I can copy them to a PC running VMWare Server 2.0.2, and add them to the inventory of VMs with ...
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Getting “error loading operating system” when I start a VM. Worked fine prior opening with VirtualBox

I'm using VMware Workstation 7.x on Windows and I'm getting this error when I start my VM: error loading operating system That started to happen when I tried to load the VMDK file into the ...
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exception in vmware

Hi: I am using VMWare 7.1.3 in WIndows 7,and I have built two vitual machines,one is ubuntu,and the other is xp. However I found some exceptions when I run them: In the virtual machine,no matter in ...
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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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the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

I'm facing this issue on VMWare workstation 7.1. I installed windows 2008 enterprise edition with active directory user normally login, once I turned on the windows from VMware work station. Once I ...
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How to connect to internet from Ubuntu which is installed in a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. I have Windows 7 as my host OS. I want to connect to internet from Ubuntu. Can anyone please gives steps for connecting to ...
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Cannot install VMware Workstation 7.0.0 on Dell inspiron 506S

I want to install VMware Workstation on Windows 7, but there is no response after clicking the .exe file. Is there a configuration I need to change before installing VMware on Windows 7? Dell ...
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Can I get VMWare Workstation to work with files on an encrypted external hard drive?

I have the following situation: I needed to test some stuff with VMWare VM's. My work desktop machine has a paltry 100GB hard drive which is already mostly full with other software (Office, Visual ...
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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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Hardware virtualization with vmware

Is there a way to enable hardware virtualization for VMWare on Windows 7 if the CPU doesn't support this?
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Can't make VM off Windows XP

I've got a copy of WinXP off of MSDNAA, with a key. I've mounted it to my CD-drive, and now I'm trying to make it in to a VM. The problem is, it seems that the thing is constantly trying to connect ...
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VMware workstation. Windows host, Ubuntu guest. Guest VM stops responding

I have a frustrating problem with VMware and Ubuntu. I have a desktop running Windows XP 64 and VMware workstation 6.5.4. I really don't do anything directly on the host except run VMware. I have ...
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Windows 7 machine un-ping'able

Is there some way to track down why a machine is unreachable ? I have got various machines ... some real, some virtual Just created a new virtual Server 2008 R2, running in VMware Workstation, and ...
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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 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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USB not working on VMWare workstation 7 host

After I have installed VMWare Workstation 7 on my Win 7 all USB devices are not working / showing up on my host machine ??
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Put VM on WD MyBook

I put a few guest OSes on mybook. So, when I need to do my work, I would power on the mybook and use the VMware workstation to start the visualization. Since I would have to access mybook for a long ...
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VMWare server console in Linux

I'm trying to access the VMWare console from firefox using the VMWare plugin. The problem is that it doesn't work on Firefox version 3.6.8. So how can I access the console?
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VMWare Server vs. VMWare Player

I have a lot of experience with VMWare Player but when I tried VMWare server I couldn't get anywhere with it. I want to try it again on Ubuntu 10.04. How is it different from Player? If I want to use ...
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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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Problem with AutoPlay

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. In my Control Panel (Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> AutoPlay) "Use AutoPlay for all media devices" is turned on. But still AutoPlay is not ...
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How to Make Virtual OS Utilizes More than One Core?

I have a machine ( Windows 7) that has 4 cores. But when I run my Windows XP visualization using VMWare workstation, only one core is available for that visualization. How to make sure that the ...
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Unable to access internet from Ubuntu 9.10 VMware guest

I have a Ubuntu 9.10 VMware guest. I am using the NAT mode. My machine has a valid IP address and I am able to ping the host and the host is also able to ping the guest. I am also able to ping the ...
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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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How to change VMware MAC address on host machine

I found many pages that discuss changing the MAC address of the interface inside the VM (guest), I have not found any information for changing the virtual interfaces on the host machine. VMware ...
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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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Using wireless networking with VMWare Workstation 6.5

I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5 and have installed Windows XP SP2 on it. My main operating system is Windows 7. When I am hard-wired, I can use the Internet inside VMware, but when I am wireless, I ...
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VMware and Windows Activation

Yesterday I installed Slysoft's Virtual CloneDrive in order to mount an iso for some software installation on my host system (XP Pro SP3) This morning I fired up VMware and made a linked clone of an ...
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How do I stop VMware Workstation 6.5 from giving up input focus for no reason on Ubuntu 10.4?

After patching some kernel modules, I got VMware Workstation 6.5.4 running on my Ubuntu 10.4 x86_64 machine. However, now my Windows XP SP3 guest instance cannot keep mouse input captured for any ...
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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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VM can’t connect to outside in bridged mode

I am not able to ping any machine(not even the host) from Guest VM in bridged mode. But I got an IP which is on the same subnet as host. I can ping my guest VM from the host and can use ssh to connect ...
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Why do I get a My Disney window when installing VMware Workstation?

I'm assuming this is a virus, though my virus checker can't find it. I downloaded the latest VMware Workstation 7 installer. I'm running Windows 7 64bit. I go to install it, and the installer window ...
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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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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest

I would like to use Synaptics "Two-Finger Scrolling" inside a VMware guest. It works as expected on the host but VMware does not seem to support it. The mouse cursor changes to indicate that ...
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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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Can i get multiple VMs on the same monitor without changing the resolution of the VM displays?

Was wondering if anyone knew how to get 3-4 virtual machines to share the same monitor (i.e. so that I could potentially get all 4 displays on one screen, each screen environment would need to ...