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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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Can't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
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VMWare - Not able to share files between guest and host OS

I am using VMPlayer. My host OS is Windows 8 and my guest OS is Lubuntu. When I go to Manage -> Virtual Machine Settings and click on the 'Options' tab and click on 'Shared Folders' it says it ...
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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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Running an executable in virtual machine through base machine

I want to launch an executable in my virtual machine(Windows Server 2003 OS and is installed using VMWARE Workstation) from my base machine I tried the following command "C:\Program ...
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Virtual machines on Secure Boot

I have Fedora 20 installed with Secure Boot. I've been trying to make a virtual machine using OracleVM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, but none of them work (vmmon couldn't be started). After ...
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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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Sharing an Internet connection with VirtualBox

I connect to the Internet using a WiMAX USB dongle. Sadly, the USB doesn't work on Linux. Can I, in principle, use VMWare or Virtualbox to install and run a Windows machine from Linux and connect to ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

I would like to access my freshly installed apache server on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual network on VMWare to bridged, I edited the hosts file on my Windows, I opened a ...
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Viable virtualization solution for home networks

lately i was thinking about a solution how it would be possible to replace all high end computers in my home with one (powerful) server, which virtualizes all the clients. Scenario My main ...
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VMWare Server 2 No ideal replacement? [on hold]

I have a couple of servers running vmware server2 and I love it. Why? Because it's a headless installation, the machine itself can be used for lots of other tasks like dhcp,dns,apache2, samba server. ...
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Vmware Player (guest os ubuntu 12.04) on windows 8 not booting [on hold]

I have guest os ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my vmware player. It was working fine until i installed some ubuntu updates (which required a restart) , after restart it does not boot and gets stuck when it is ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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How to share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...
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Online Windows Server Virtual Hard Drive Images for Use with VMWare Server 1.0

I have a remote Server running the VMWare hypervisor. I want to create a virtual machine running Windows Server. However I can't upload mine since my internet connection is slow (would take me days to ...
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Virtual disc, missing bootloader. How to boot?

I had a netbook with HDD partitioned into 3. On one of the partitions (say /dev/sda2) i had an instance of Crunchbang Linux installed. I had backed it up using 'dd' command (dd if=/dev/sda2 ...
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How do I install VMWare Tools v8 for Workstation?

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to install VMWare Tools for Workstation, v8. Where is the download available? Is the ISO available already and I just need to tell VMWare to install?
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VMWare shared folders disconnected by default

Shared folders on guest vm disabled by default on each logon http://i.stack.imgur.com/u6ssm.png until I enter (doubleclick) it http://i.stack.imgur.com/VBeCS.png How can I make it enabled by ...
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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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Best Base/Host OS for VMWare [closed]

I have Core i5 with 8 GB Memory and 500GB of HDD. I am new to VMWare; and I need to make virtualization a permanent work habit for me. Mainly because of ease of Virtual HDD and usage of OS Images. I ...
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Windows 8 keyboard in Mac VMWare types incorrect symbols

I am running Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.4 (1435862)) in a Mac. When I type a symbol, I get a different one. The keyboard used in Windows 8 is UK English. Shift + 2, I ...
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Running two virtual servers cannot change network configration of second server

I am learning networking. The problem is that i am running two virtual machine of linux operating system on virtual machine whose server addresses are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.200 respectively. I ...
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How to connect to a local server which I launched on vmware(which runs Ubuntu 12.04)

I've a program that runs in VMware player (Ubuntu 12.04) on my computer. I wish to create a web based UI to run some basic function on my program. From inside the VMware player there will probably be ...
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how to view the installed operating systems in vmware hypervisor from the monitor attached to the machine

I have installed vmware Esxi 5 on an x64 machine, and also created 3 different operating system on it. Is it possible to login and switch over the three operating systems without remote desktop ? I ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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Configure WinRM to Use HTTPS makecert.exe Name Syntax

I am trying to enable the remote execution of powershell scripts on a remote server over https using this example. What I do not understand is what value to give for the hostname when generating the ...
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VMWare Invisible Mouse Pointer

When I work remotely and remote desktop from my WinXP machine to a Win7 box everything is fine. When I launch a virtual machine from within that Win7 box and use my mouse pointer it is invisible ...
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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 to make vmware windows guest look for and write case insensitive files on linux host shared folder?

How to make vmware windows guest look for case insensitive files and folders, and write case insensitive files and folders on a Linux host shared folder, that is a case sensitive file-system, in a ...
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How to convert to Hyper-V

These don't look to be VMWare images (vmdk). All my machines run Hyper-V. Is there a way I can convert this to a Hyper-V bootable disk. They are .vmx .vmxf .vmsd no .vmdk Also do not have VMWare ...
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Limiting CPU speed in a virtual machine?

Does anyone know of a way to limit the CPU speed in a virtual machine? Or if there is even a virtualization software that allows you to do this? I am trying to find the minimum requirements for a ...
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Why do I get better performance on VMWare when I enable all cpus along with adding cpulimit?

I'm curious but at the same time also would like to share my findings of the increased gaming performance in VMWare by enabling all virtual cpus and limiting the VMWare process with cpulimit ...
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Installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2

I'm having some difficulty installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2. I have compiled a giant list of every single step I have taken so far. I installed RHEL 6.2 on VMware. It did its easy install ...
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how convert vmware player 8 image to vmware workstation 9

I 've image created with vmware layer 6 but i open with vmware workstation 9 i've error "The configuration file vmx was created by a VmWare product that is incompatible with this version of VMware ...
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Configure and Set up OTRS

I have configured "OTRS 3.3.7" tool in CentOS 6.5, I would like to set up ITIL process for Helpdesk ticketing System. Any help on seting up the process would be appreciated!
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How to recover Ubuntu in VMWare when terminal is invisible?

I want to change the terminal size of my Ubuntu in VMWare, and find information hereHow do I change the console resolution of Ubuntu 9.10 Server running on VMWare?. I follow the answer and modify the ...
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SOLVED: Samba and Groups (Windows Host, VM Linux Guest)

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Compatibility of strace/ptrace with virtualized environments

I have realized that strace(http://sourceforge.net/projects/strace/) sometimes (not always, the behavior is non-deterministic) freezes when run in virtualized environments. For example, I have tried ...
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vmware player won't run on CentOS due to missing /dev/vmmon, what could be the problem?

So I've tried installing vmware player 3.1.4 and 3.1.3 and both times had the same problem, when I try to load a VM I get the error "Could not open /dev/vmmon". When I ls /dev/ I can see there is no ...
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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Netflow with nfdump, not accurate?

I have been collecting net flow data and I am trying to asses how much bandwidth a particular virtual machine is consuming. From vSphere I have enabled net flow which I am sending to nfdump. Using ...
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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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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Fusion on OS X Mavericks with 7.15 GB of Free Space

Have a MacBook Pro, running OS X Mavericks, with 7.15 GB of free disk space. Downloaded VMware Fusion 6.03 and ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso... Tried installing Ubuntu using the following steps: ...
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Xfce4 giving me a blank screen on Arch

I am running Arch Linux and am trying to use Xfce4 as a desktop environment. I have xorg installed and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I've made the xinitc file and when I run startx it seems like it is ...
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nvidia graphic drivers using VMware Fusion on a macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina with a nvidia gt 650m video card. I use VMware Fusion and i want to update the drivers. I downloaded 320.18-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe When i try to ...
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Measuring total bandwidth utilized per server (windows)

I am looking for a way to monitor and report total bandwidth consumed by a windows virtual machine over a period of minutes to hours. I thought it would be easy to do this, but I can't seem to find a ...
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Can I load my local Windows install into a Linux virtual machine?

I have Linux and Windows both installed on dual boot. How can I load my existing Windows installation into a VMWare Workstation while I'm booted into Linux?
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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 ...