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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0) … unsuccessful

I installed VMware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780 and created a new virtual machine with OS X 10.6.6 with 4 GB RAM 1 Processor 40 GB Hard Disk (SCSI) and General: Guest Operating system: Apple ...
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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2(without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is I cannot ping any VM from any other VM, However I ...
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How to open existing virtual machine with multiple .vmdk files

I created a new Virtual Machine. On the Virtual Hard Disk screen I am selecting Use existing hard disk. I copied the VM files from another machine. It has multiple .vmdk files and when I select one ...
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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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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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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 copy/paste not working, running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't get copy/paste to work in VMWare between my guest and host boxes. My host is Ubuntu 14.04 and VMWare is running Windows 8.1. I'm using VMWare Player version 7.1.2 build-2780323. I've already ...
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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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Access files in virtual machine from virtual disk files?

I was using vmware workstation, but I don't have a valid key anymore. I have files and data in there that I need and would prefer not to pay $250 to get a new license. Is there a way to access my vm ...
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I want to know the date when i installed hyper-v

because i want to restore my pc as i can't remove hyper-v in windows 8.1 pro i have tried by disabling from windows features ---did not work using dism from cmd as admin ...
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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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vmware workstation - How can you boot from CD?

On VMware workstation, when I boot a VM I see a screen appear for booting CD but it doesn't last long. I definitely try hitting F2 when I see it, and i'm a very fast guy, still no luck. How do I do ...
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how can I dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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Mounting VMWare shared folder to second disk [closed]

I was able to mount manually but after restart it disappears. I've tried a few things in /etc/fstab without success. Was not able to mount the folder of the original share at /mnt/hgfs/Downloads nor ...
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VMware Workstation “Power off” and “Suspend” buttons are disabled. What is going on?

I've been using an XP image for a few months now with no problems. Recently the power off and resume buttons were disabled and I'm not sure what happened to cause that. In addition, the menu items ...
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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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Configuring VMWare DHCP Server to provide static IP

I am on Windows 8.1, VMware Workstation. I read many articles about assigning static IPs to guest OSs, which ask to modify the vmnetdhcp.conf file. However I have some doubts. (I have guest OSs ...
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CentOS 7 hangs after update on Workstation 10 after “[sda] Assume drive cache: write through” line

I recently updated my CentOS 7 VM and it won't pass the following line: [sda] Assume drive cache: write through I tried changing the run level to 3 and run xfs_repair but it still doesn't boot. ...
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Getting best performance out of a virtual machine

Host Machine: Windows 8.1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz RAM: 24GB System Type: 64 bit OS, x84 processor What I've been running as a virtual machine Windows 7 12GB Memory 2 ...
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Hide annoying VMware hint “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

I'm running VMWare Workstation 7 on Windows 7 x64. In the guest OS (also Windows 7 x64) I have VMWare Tools installed, but the VMWare Tools service is disabled. I run the VM in full screen mode and ...
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ipv6 routing between 2 subnets not working

I'm trying to configure ipv6 routing between machines in the different subnets. Between the machines already configured and works ipv4. I have 2 ipv4 subnets with addresses: 10.0.1.xxx 10.0.2.xxx ...
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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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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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How do I bridge my internal wireless card to VMWare Workstation 10 guest and still isolate the host?

My current setup: VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 Host OS is Windows 8.1 x64 Guest VM is Windows 8.1 x64 Host has 1 wired ethernet and 1 internal wireless NIC No antivirus (except windows defender) is ...
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What does changing VMware Workstation's BIOS's system time do?

When a vm in VMware Workstation starts booting, you can hit F2 to enter a virtual BIOS. By default, I think the system time is synchronized with the host clock. If you change the system time, what ...
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Why do virtual machine files on a ramdisk not run faster than on a physical disk?

I installed a total of 36 GB of memory (4x8 GB + 2x2 GB) onn the host (Windows 7) and I used ImDisk to create a 32 GB ramdisk and formatted it with an NTFS file system. Then I copied the virtual ...
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VMware Workstation Server's service won't start

VMWare workstation has a feature to share VMs. To use this feature VMware Workstation Server should be running, and it should be running by a default installation configuration. However in my case ...
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Consistently high disk usage slowing down computer

I am getting extremely high disk usage on my computer when running my virtual machine which is causing the vm to slow to a crawl. The native OS is Windows 8.1. The vm is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit running in ...
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How to find the IP Address of a vm running on VMware (or other methods of using VM)

I am running VMware Workstation on a Linux box. When I power on a centOS (Linux) virtual machine I cannot get mouse or keyboard control of the machine. I suspect that it has something to do with ...
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How do I use VMWare Player inside an Azure Windows 7 VM?

I'm geting this message from VMWare: "VMware Player and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Player." I'm running a Windows 7 VM on Azure, and I ...
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“The file Specified is not a virtual disk” Vmware Workstation error when PowerOn

I am using vmware workstation 10.0. When I tried to power on one of my virtual machines I got the error "The file specified is not a virtual disk." I had all my files in that virtual machine only, no ...
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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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Network connection between two operation systems in a virtual machine

I have a Windows 7 machine with VMware installed on it. I created two separate Windows 2003 Server virtual machines. I want to establish a network connection between the two virtual machines (Both ...
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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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No internet on VM (server 2008) hosted by a machine with internet access

Not a network expert - I have VM with VM Workstation 8. The host machine has internet but I can't get internet on the VM. Any hints? Put the network setting of the machine on "Bridged" \ "replicate ...
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Can I minimize VMWare Workstation from exclusive mode?

I am running a VM on two monitors, in fullscreen exclusive mode. I would like to be able to minimize the VM and mess around in the Host, then go back to the VM. I can do this by pressing CTRL+ALT to ...
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Why does the EPEL Repo fail on a Centos 7 VM on VMWare Workstation 11?

I created a Centos 7 VM on VMware Workstation 11 on a windows 7 host. I am trying to reach the EPEL repo using sudo yum update -y and I get the following error: [root@localhost vagrant]# sudo ...
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VT-x enabled in BIOS, but disabled in Windows 7

I've been running VMWare Workstation 11, with 32 & 64-bit guests just fine but I haven't run in in a few months. I tried starting it up again and I get: Blockquote Binary translation is ...
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VMWare - Windows Update restarts host, guests lose data. Solutions?

They didn't like my question on Server Fault, so I'm asking here. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate as both the host and the guest under VMWare workstation 11. I try to keep both host and guest running ...
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Add new partition to CentOS file system

I use a CentOS virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. I recently tried to increase the system hard disk memory for CentOS by tweaking the VM settings on VMWare Workstation. After that, I tried to ...
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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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Rename vm (files) on vmware workstation

When I rename a virtual machine in vmware workstation, the old file names (e.g.: the hard drive file name) remains. How do I manually rename these without messing up the virtual machine? I'm not ...
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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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Take VMware VM State Home With Me

I work in VMs day in and day out, it's wonderful, encapsulating all the stuff I need for development in a contained unit. My question is: I want to be able to take my VM home with me, the problem is ...
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workstation 7 and host-only no connectivity

I have a WinXP 32 host (IBM T400) with VWware workstation 7 (7.0.1 build-227600) and some guest OS (Win xp, NT, etc.) I can ping from the host to guest OS and vice versa, but... every other ...
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Automate VMware to switch to full screen VM after host boots

What I want to be able to do is boot up my Windows 7 laptop, have VMware Workstation automatically load and once that's loaded have it automatically boot one particular VM and have it automatically go ...
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Hot Copy a vmware virtual machine

I'm running workstation 7.1.3 and I was wondering if there was any way to copy a virtual machine while it's running. Can you just copy the files on the file system while it's running or are there ...
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VMWare Workstation 9: Assigning ip in Windows Server 2008 breaks internet connection

I have a host running VMWare Workstation 9 with the following things: Network: VMnet8 (NAT) SubnetIP: 192.168.10.0 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.10.100 DHCP enabled IP Range: 101-110 ...