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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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How can I get a closer to real time performance on a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation?

I am running an Ubuntu Server 13.04 installation in a virtual machine on my computer, the one thing that pushed me into it's creation was the need to host a VPN and allow more than one user on it, and ...
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VMWare workstation installation error: The MSI '' failed

I am installing on windows 7. The vmware workstation version is 9.0.2-1031769. Installation proceeds as expected until about 70% when it fails with the following error: The MSI '' failed. I have ...
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Every time i run Vmware i get this error; Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running

Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running. To fix this error i go to: "Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services, clicked on VMware Authorization Service ...
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Dual monitors on vmware workstation in OSX

Anyone know or have gotten multiple monitors to work on vmware workstation running the OSX operating system? I cannot find anyone that has accomplished this and I am wondering if this will be ...
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Uninstall VM Workstation 9.0 in Ubuntu 12.10

I can't uninstall VM from my PC. I run from the command line sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation but the installer shows me this message vmware installer could not shut ...
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vmware workstation version 8 impacts win7 host's internet performance

I am seeing strange behavior on 4 different people's desktop machines. All the machines are the same hardware and the problem is the same on all of the machines. When VMware Workstation 8 is running ...
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VMWare: Can't copy text from Ubuntu 12.04 guest to Windows7 host

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) running as a guest under VMWare 8.0.4 build-744019. The host is Windows7 sp1 (64-bit). I can copy text from Ubuntu into Windows, but not back. VMWare tools is installed ...
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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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In VMWare Workstation 8, can I print from DOS guest to Windows 7 host's XPS Writer or similar soft printer?

VMWare insists on connecting virtual printer in guest to the serial port and naturally nothing works. Windows allows assigning legacy LPT1 port but it exposed only to DOS on the host and VMWare ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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Show CPU and memory usage of multiple VMs with VMWare workstation

I'm using VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 on Windows7 with an Intel dualcore E8400. I'm currently running three hosts, all windows XP, and my host's CPU usage is very high; often hitting 100% for a few ...
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Vista hangs during installation on VMWare

I am installing Windows Vista Business x86 (no Service Pack) on VMWare Workstation 10.01, but it never completes the final step (translated it is probably the step "Completing installation..."). I ...
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Virtual machine freezes in VMware Workstation 10

I'm having an issue where 1 of my VM's is freezing constantly inside VMware. It's not always the same one and it doesn't seem to be related to the programs I'm running inside it. I use the VM's to ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you run a virtual machine created in VMware Workstation 1.0 in the latest version (9.0)?

If you have a virtual machine which was created with the very first version of VMware Workstation back in 1999, is it still possible to run this machine in the latest release of VMware Workstation ...
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could not find component on update server. contact vmware support or your system administrator mac os

I am getting this while mac os is loading and it will be loading itself could not find component on update server. contact vmware support or your system administrator mac os VMware details: VMware ...
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Force Exclusive Mode in VMware Workstation9?

Is there any way to force exclusive mode in vmware workstation 9? I hate always having to choose it in the toolbar.
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vmware+vnc host keyboard problems

When users access the vmware hosts on my server through vnc, the keyboard is not working correctly. In all other applications, e.g. terminal and openoffice, the keyboard works as expected: the keymap ...
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Deployment from OVA format

I am deploying a VM using a OVA format. The size of OVA format is 57 GB. Currently free space on my datastore is 388 GB. At the time of selecting Disk Format type if shows me in red that the disk ...
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VMware - Read hosts clipboard without CTRL+v? Security issue?

When you have a file or some text on the hosts clipboard and you press Ctrl+v on a guest VM with VMware Tools installed, then the files will be copied or the text pasted in that guest VM. Does the ...
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Any way to stop VMWare workstation from dropping SSH connections?

I have VMWare workstation 8 with a few Linux guests. I have had problems maintaining an active SSH connection to my VMs when they are in bridged mode. I first read that the onboard realtek network ...
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How can I mount a USB license dongle on a shared VM in VMware Workstation 9 for Linux?

I currently have VMware Workstation 9 for Linux installed on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop machine. I'm using a Windows XP VM to run some software that requires a USB-based license dongle to run. When ...
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Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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Should I redefine the VMWare virtual NIC's as endpoint devices to bypass Windows Firewall?

I have VMWare Workstation 8 on Windows 7. I am an applications developer and I need to start developing and testing an integration between enterprise systems. I want to run two virtual machines, one ...
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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward ...
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RealVNC connection to VMware Workstation causes mouse to drift

I am using RealVNC Viewer v4.4 to connect to a linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed on another computer. The VMWare Workstation is configured to allow remote connections. I am ...
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gedit in VMware always says file has been modified since opening when I save

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware Workstation 7.1.0, and using gedit to edit text files that are in a folder shared between Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64. Whever I try to save a file in gedit, it gives ...
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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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Fix BSOD on Win XP VMWARE Image?

I have a new install of Windows XP in my VMWARE. However, it only runs for a few minutes and then I get BSOD with the following message. STOP: c000021a [Fatal System Error} The Windows SubSystem ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Disable command bar (top toolbar) in VMWare Workstation Full Screen

Is there any way to enable fullscreen in VMWare Workstation (10.0) but disable the command bar? I know Exclusive Mode does this, but I want to keep Ctrl-Alt-Right to switch VMs. I run tasks that ...
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Seeding RNG with clock in application running on virtual machines, reliability issues?

How reliable is using the current time to seed random number generators for applications to run inside a virtual machine. The application is not related to security, and the virtual machine settings ...
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Split traffic over two nics on Windows 8.1

I'm using vmware workstation 10 on a Windows 8.1 host. I have two physical nics. I want all traffic from my VM to flow over nic #1 and all the host traffic to go over nic #2. I know how to get my vm ...
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Connecting IOS XRv to VMnets

My set up is built on Vmware Workstation 10 installed on Windows. I am trying to link my virtual IOS XR machine to the VMnets I need, which are configured on vmware ofc. When I log in the VM, i can't ...
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Enabling a bridged NIC in WMWare fails because of pending update

I run a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776, on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bits desktop. The virtual machine having problems is an Endian firewall community edition 2.5.2, although I ...
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Can not control the second virtual machine

I'm in a situation that have two virtual machines, the first machine use physical disk, the second is not. The problem is that the first VM require privileges to access the physical disk, I don't know ...
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Vmware Workstation messed up USB 3.0

I installed VMware workstation 9 on my Windows 7 Home premium machine. For making USB ports work in guest OS (Ubuntu), I installed VMware tools. Since then my USB 3.0 stopped working in both host ...
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How do I automatically transfer files from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to Windows?

I am planning to transfer files automatically (by automatically, I mean without trigger from the user) from my Ubuntu (in VMWare Workstation 8) to Windows (not the VMWare's host so I can't use sharing ...
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Expand VMDK that is not in a snapshotted VM

So I had this VM that decided that it preferred the bitbucket after a BSOD due to a power outage (this is my personal workstation). Thankfully, I had a clone to work from so not all was lost, but ...
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Cannot ping guestOS(XP) from hostOS(Debian 7) in a host-only network, VMWare Workstation

I have VMWare Workstation 8 installed on a machine with Debian7 which is not connected to any network nor to internet. As I understood when reading VMWare documentation, on the Virtual Network Editor ...
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Why can't I ssh or access web server on second vm running on vmware workstation 9?

I have a Windows 7 laptop with VMWare Workstation 9 installed. I use Workstation to run two RHEL6 VMs. I can ssh to my first VM from my laptop no problem, but the only way I can ssh to my second VM ...
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VMWare NAT device with Windows shares

I have Windows 8.1 and installed VMWare Workstation 10. Now I have installed Arch Linux as guest OS. I had to setup NAT network device in VMWare as bridge doesnt seem to work. The VMWare Tools cant be ...
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VMware WSX login issues

I am currently trying to access my virtual machines from another computer through VMWare WSX. Host is on Windows Server 2012 R2 and client is a Windows 8 x64. I can access the interface fine. However, ...