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Why can't I access shared folders from host with 1 processor allocated, but I can with 4 processors?

I setup shared folders in the virtual machine settings for access to host files, but it didn't work no matter how many times I reinstalled VMWare Tools, changed the settings for the shared folders and ...
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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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Disabling annoying VMware Player tool tip “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

[Same as Hide annoying VMware hint "To release input, press Ctrl+Alt" but for VMware Player, because that answer was for VMware Workstation] When starting the VMWare Player, at the top it ...
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VMware Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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Stop VMWare moving the mouse cursor to the center

I'm using a dual-monitor setup and in one of the monitors I have a maximized VMWare virtual machine. Everytime the virtual machine's window receives focus it moves the mouse to the center of that ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible 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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How do different virtual machines handle CPU scheduling?

When you give a guest multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU) the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I'm can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: ...
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How to fix file system errors in VMware

My VMware server behaves strangely recently. It turned out to be a file system error. I ran the following command: voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508e00000000075b722086590fd04 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow under VMware / VirtualBox running in a Windows 8.1 host

I am the recent owner of a new Levono Yoga 2. The specs of this are: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (1.80GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Intel® HD Graphics 4400 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz ...
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Remove irritating numlock popup in vmware player

I'm running Ubuntu in a VMWare player and whenever my mouse crosses into or out of the VMWare window, a Num Lock On or Off notifier briefly appears underneath it. It's very distracting. How do I ...
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When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at “Windows XP setup - please wait” screen with 100% CPU use

When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at "Windows XP setup - please wait" screen with 100% CPU use. I've waited for more than 1 hour and nothing changes, what might be the ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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How to get current snapshot name via vim-cmd on ESXi VMware hypervisor?

I'm trying to get a snapshot id which current machine state connected to. I logged to ESXi server via ssh. Here is an example of vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.get <VMID>: Get Snapshot: |-ROOT ...
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VMware Workstation upgrade

I'd like to upgrade VMware Workstation 7 to the latest version to run Windows 8 (test flight). However, I'd like to use Easy Install. Should I simply run the installer over the old version or shall I ...
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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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Access a windows dynamic hard drive through a virtual machine on ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 OS and am thinking about transitioning to a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 12.04. From what I recall, it is not possible to natively access Dynamic Windows Partitions in a Linux OS. ...
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Unable to bridge network connection to any hypervisor

I have a Virtual-PC hard drive that I need to run with bridged networking so that it gets an IP address on the same network the host OS is running on. However, on this particular computer, I am ...
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When I click Shutdown in Ubuntu inside of VMware Player, nothing happens

I don't even get an error message, nor does anything freeze. All I can do is press Escape to get out of the Shutdown dialog and use VMware Player to forcably shut down Ubuntu. When I use sudo ...
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Can't use copy&paste while using VMWare unity

I'd like to use vmware unity function, which all screens in same place,so I don't need to switch between vmware and windows. But when using unity, I can't copy text from the original windows window to ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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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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VMWare Player and multiple monitors in fullscreen

I'm using VMWare Player 4 Windows 8 Dev Preview as guest OS Windows 7 as host OS On my host OS, I have 3 physical monitors. I've set up the guest to have 2 monitors. When I boot into the guest ...
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VMware Workstation is not grabbing input on click

I'm running VMware Workstation and I'm finding that the program is not grabbing mouse inputs on click or on Ctrl+G input, both options are set to on in preferences. If I manually connect either the ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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Windows within OSX VMWare Fusion not able to access mac partitions

when I run my bootcamp Windows 7 natively, I installed macdrive and it can see all of the HFS+ partitions as windows drive letters. Read/Write performance is great. When I run my bootcamp Windows 7 ...
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disable IPV6 on specific interface with redhat on vmware

I tried to disable IPv6 on specific interface using IPV6INIT=no on the interface script. its working great on all server accept ones that run on Vmware. any idea? im using redhat 5.2, on vmware ESX
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Error while VMware Converter for creating virtual machine for Vmplayer

I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version=4.0.1, build=build-161434 to hot clone the linux partition on my laptop. It has a partition with Windows Xp pro and another with Opensuse 11.0. ...
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Why I can't see “thin” option in VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone?

The help and many web pages shows me screenshots of VM conversion process. But I can't see disk resize options when run it. VM's power is down. No snapshots. VM compat is Workstation 9.0 virtual ...
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Autostart a Virtual Machine

I've recently installed VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 and decided I'd much prefer to remote desktop to my virtual machine rather than using VMWare's interface. I therefore marked my Virtual Machine as a ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Ubuntu VM Hangs on Boot

I'm trying to boot to a Linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 10 for some web development work. I had some problems with the VM I was using. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu in a new VM, and after ...
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Linux vmplayer support processes linger after virtual machine is gone

After running VMWare's linux vmplayer (version 6.0.3) and then exiting from the virtual machine, these support processes are still running: root 1135 1 0 Oct03 ? 00:00:00 ...
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Live VM snapshot without pausing the VM

Which virtualization systems support taking a snapshot of a running VM without pausing the VM? As far as I know, both VMware and VirtualBox pause a VM while taking a live snapshot. Technically it ...
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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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How to debug intermittent slow VMware startup and shutdown times

I've been running 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Ubuntu or Centos Linux under VMware for a while. Usually things work very well, but sometimes the VM startup or shutdown times can be pretty long. ...
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ESXi and ghettoVCM - rotate weekly backups to (2) different drives

I am using ghettoVCB to perform VM snapshot backups on an ESXi server. ghettoVCB has a config file that stores parameters for performing the backup. One of the parameters is the destination path, ...
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Copy/Backup VirtualMachine when suspended - VMWare WorkStation 10

Is there any method to backup/copy Virtual Machine to another location for the cause of safety wihtout powering-off?, with suspended mode? Actually I have OpenStack(a cloud computing OS) installed ...
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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 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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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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Drive missing from datastore (VSphere)

I'm running a server with VSphere 5.1. As of yesterday I'm missing a disk from my datastore. I thought the disk was fried, however /dev/disks gives me this: ...
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VMWare disk space differs with actual disk space

My situation is the opposite of Virtual Machine running out of disk space when there is still space left. I have an Ubuntu VM which was allocated 16GB. The VM became terribly slow recently and on ...
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How do I get audio from a ESXI 5.0/5.1 Windows 7 VM?

I want to run a LARGE Windows 7/XP VM. Like 50+ Gigabytes of ram and 4 cores. I need to be able to console in to this VM, but for alert purposes I need the VM to pass audio either back out to me via ...
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Public access issue for ESXi guest host

I have a ESXi server with two NICs. Recently, I configured reverse proxy based on Apache, and in order to test it, I started using both NICs for public and private connections. I created a public VM ...
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Vmware Workstation 10 connect remote server (Debian, Guest-Windows XP) Does not allow raw disk access nor shared folders

The setup: Ubuntu with local Vmware Workstation 10 (everything works locally) Connects(File-> Connect to Server) Debian server with the same Vmware Workstation 10 (Windows XP Guest) Debian setup ...
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Can you explain me VMWare Performance Counters in Windows?

I am having a guest Windows Server 2008 R2, i.e. VMWare virtual machine Can you explain me VM counters vs. non-VM-ones, in the case of "% Processor Time" (under "VM Processor" section) vs. "% ...
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VMware Virtual Machine recover files without mounting

I transferred the directory with my VMWare Virtual Machine Linux Mint to a new harddisk. I didn't know that I had to change the directory path in the VMware settings, so I couldn't mount my Virtual ...
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ESXi connect to external management network from internal VM

My ESXi server has two vSwitches: One has a physical NIC attached which I labelled "external". The other has no NICs attached which I labelled "internal". My external network is in the subnet ...