There are at least two possibilities to get hands on the VMWare Network Settings again.
vmnetcfg.exe from a VMWare Workstation setup file
- execute vmnetcfg using
How to extract
vmnetcfg.exe from a VMWare Workstation setup file?
If you still have the setup file used for installing the player, you could extract the
vmnetcfg.exe from this setup file:
- download a VMWare Workstation setup matching your VMWare Player version from http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
- open a command prompt where your setup file is (e.g.
- unpack the setup file using
VMware-workstation-full-VERSION.exe /e target_dir
This will create
target_dir and unpack the contents of the installer there
core.cab in the fresh
core.cab with an archiver capable of reading
vmnetcfg.exe from the archive to the install directory of your VMWare Player
However, this method has some drawbacks:
- need to download the workstation installer first
- need to download a workstation setup matching your player version
- manual interaction
To have an easier way, read on.
How to execute
While the player installation doesn't contain
vmnetcfg.exe anymore, there's a file called
vmnetui.dll present in the installation folder of your VMWare Player. To bring up the UI of the network config, do this:
- open a command promt as administrator
- navigate to your install folder of VMWare Player
This will bring up the VMWare network settings dialog.