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Start specific virtual machine in VMware in Unity mode on host startup

When I boot up the host computer I'd like the VM to boot up too and enter unity mode. Both OS's are Windows 7. How can I do this?
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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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Vmware vCloud director browse button do not work

I am using vmware director and i want to upload an iso image but the browse button do not work as you would expect it to. i took this screenshot I have masked the company details for privacy ...
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How to properly shutdown my CentOS VM

Usually, I just do a sudo /sbin/shutdown now when in my VM and wait for it to logout into the bash shell. Then after that I just go to Power > Power Off. Is this the right way to shutdown my CentOS ...
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Can a DHCP router with MAC address whitelist be hacked with a VM?

I locked down my whole network’s MAC addresses so that only CPU’s on the whitelist can get an IP from the AirPort Extreme DHCP server and router. Well, guess what. A Mavericks VM with a completely ...
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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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VMWare Workstation - vmware-hostd - Anyone know why this is needed and why if I leave VMWare open it uses up 30% of my cpu consistently?

I keep having to end the process even though I may just have the app open with no OS running. I've never had the issue before so not sure what is causing it. I'm on Windows 8.1 if it helps.
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is win7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called a TTY to make ...
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Installing Sql Server 2012 on Vmware Virtual Server 2008 R2

I have a Virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 set up, I downloaded Sql Server 2012 Evaluation Copy. Now when I try to Install the Sql Server it throws an error, No Error message nothing at all just an error ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1 failing to delete files from datastore browser (vSphere Client)

Receiving Error stating "Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/[ID]/Delete/Delete1 (Names a result of attempting to rename from some advice on VMware forums.) Any input is appreciated. P.S - I have ...
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ESXi host keeps disconnecting

I have just installed ESXi 5.1 update 2 on my home server, but the host keeps disconnecting after a few seconds to a couple of minutes. I have gone through all the troubleshooting steps on the vmware ...
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Bridging my VM with an OpenVPN adapter

Beginner user here,I start to slowly learn about networks, virtual machines and so. Here is my set up. I have a host system, running Windows 8.1. On my host system is installed OpenVPN, with a ...
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How to enable full screen for an ubuntu server guest system?

Full screen with vmware tools works as long my guest is a desktop distro. Now I have an ubuntu server distro and installed vmware tools..well I can't get full screen, why is that?
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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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Can I virtualize a physical hard drive directly on ESXi?

I want to virtualize one of my existing operating systems (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use the VM in my new ESXi setup. I know that I can use the vmware converter standalone client on my Windows laptop to ...
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how do I restart the support tool process for VMWare Player in Windows?

I'm having trouble getting copy from Windows and paste to Ubuntu (guest) working correctly or consistently. I can copy from guest to host fine, but not the other way, at least not consistently. It ...
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Open NAT ports on an internal NAT vm

I have a virtual machine which is a NAT/dhcp server, it has installed pfsense https://www.pfsense.org/ . This vm has two network interfaces: one connected to the actual WAN, one to an internal LAN. ...
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Keberos clock skrew, although the clocks are synchronized

We have an issue during a backup (run every night). This backup is managed by Veeam Backup&Replication : copy 7 virtual machines from one VMware ESXi host. This host is linked to a vCenter server. ...
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Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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How can I paste to a headless host (CentOS 6.2) using VMware vSphere 5.1?

I've done lots of searching on this and have yet to find a solution that works. The following settings have been changed in the host config to allow copy/paste: isolation.tools.copy.disable = ...
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VMware installation MSI failed

I had tried installing VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player, anything by VMWare, and the installation always crashes; it says The MSI '.........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [closed]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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Can slow VM be due to CPU, even if its utilisation percentage is low?

I run 2 VMs. Those two VMs are not doing any CPU intensive tasks, and the host machine has a Sandy Bridge Celeron CPU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and conventional HDDs. When I checked the CPU usage, it is not ...
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Add more than 10 vmnet in “vmware server” 2 [closed]

I need to create an esxi 5.5 nested environment on win 2k8 and i would want to do it on vmware server instead of workstation. vmServer has "only" 10 vmnet adapters, but i've 15 nic on my physical ...
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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Insufficient permission to access file

I receive an error while powering on a VM: Unable to open file "D:\Virtual Machines\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file. ...
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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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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I'm running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OSX 10.8 inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OSX guest, it just doesn't gets recognized, i've already tried ...
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Fix blue screen of death on VMware Workstation

I just recently setup a vmware workstation for Windows XP, however it seems about twice per day I get the blue screen of death. Unfortunately I was not able to write down the error displayed in the ...
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Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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How can I set it up so I can SSH into my VMWare guest VM?

For some reason, documentation on this process on the internet is quite lacking or out of date. Basically, I have a guest VMWare virtual machine in VMWare Fusion (running Ubuntu 10.10), and I have Mac ...
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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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Hot to setup 2 network adapters on ubuntu with vmware

I've have an idea of following configuration: Image 1: Ubuntu with GUI in LAN segment, static configuration Image 2: Server-Ubuntu in the same LAN segment, plus second network adapter in NAT-Mode to ...
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Resizing virtual hard disk on VMWare

We're unable to resize our SCSI virtual hard disk on VMWare. We have 200GB of extra space for resizing, but the "Provisioned Size" field under "Disk Provisioning" is grayed out. Here's a checklist of ...
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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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How can I access a VMware client that's located on a remote host?

I use VMware Fusion at work to test my websites in different versions of IE by running multiple copies of Windows on my Macbook Air. At home, I use VMware Workstation to do the same thing. My desktop ...
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VMWare CPU Usage reaching 100% when running software

I have VMWare Workstation and I'm very new to it. Unfortunately for some reason when using it with a software I have, it keeps hitting 100% CPU usage and my computer freezes. What's odd though is ...
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What will give the most increase in Virtual Machine performance?

Our IT staff has been given the task of improving the performance of all of the VM's used at our company. This includes those remoting into a hyper-v server and those using their own VM's on their own ...
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Domain Resolving To Wrong IP Using DNSMASQ

I have two VMs, one with my application which talks to the other vm running asterisk (and centos). The config for the application server needs to point to the asterisk box. To avoid having to change ...
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High DPI VMWare

My display is 4k. When I run VMWare, my linux guests look like postage stamps. Sadly, none of them support HDPI scaling (Running LXDE/XFCE mainly). I'm also interested in "Unity Mode", but ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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esxi 5.1 - copy paste host config doesn't work?

I followed these instructions for esxi 5.1 to enable copy paste from the host config. (search for "To enable this option for all the virtual machines in the ESX/ESXi host:") ...
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Use VMWare Workstation with different Internet Connection?

I have 2 different ISPs installed at my home with two different modems/routers and I'm trying to figure out a way I can use them separately on the same PC. Right now to try and accomplish this, I ...
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Is it possible to extract contents of a ThinApp container?

Is there possible to extract such packages made by somebody else. Ok, so if there is no general way of extracting such archives, which can be a huge exe file or tiny exe starter with huge packed ...
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How to recover vmx file for VMware images?

Accidentally, I removed a vmx file from a VMware image while it was running。 How can I recover this?
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Windos 7, VMware and suse linux

I have a Windows 7 system on which I installed a WMware player. On this vm I installed a suse linux with samba. I want to share files between both systems. My network connetction is "host only". But ...
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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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How to recover a VMware virtual machine

I was running Ubuntu in VMware Player. It froze up when I was using it, so I killed it with the Task Manager. The reason it froze was because I ran out of disk space. So after killing the process I ...
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when using a mac VM with VMWare, how do I use command key within the VM?

I have a apple computer, and am running the apple operating system within a VM on that machine. The VM is running with VMWare. How do I send keyboard combos that use the command key to the VM? When ...
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VMWare: This host doesn't support VT. Can not play 64bit VM due to lack of VT flag

I have an Intel E7300 Core2 Duo processor with 2.66GHz speed. I need to run a 64 bit winxp sp2 vmware image. My host operating system is Win 7. So I just installed the VMPlayer from www.vmware.com. ...