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VMWare Network Issue

I am having a strange issue on VMWare Workstation Pro. I have two VMs, Kali and Ubuntu. I gave both a static IP (this was the assignment), set them to the same network adapter (custom - vmnet8), and ...
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VMware Workstation 17 Pro wont's show guest applications on host

I freshly installed VMware Workstation 17.5 Pro on Windows 10 and created a new VM with Windows 10. After entering Unity mode the applications running on the guest are not added to the host's taks ...
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Re-enryption Failure VMware Workstation Pro 17

Am currently using lastest version of Workstation (17.5.2). On my Win 11 machine after the last few upgrades, I keep getting the following message: "The virtual machine is encrypted using old ...
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exec: "vmware": executable file not found in $PATH error using WSL2

I'm running Ubuntu 20 inside the WSL2 on Windows 11. VMWare Workstation Pro installed with license. I run packer build and get this error Build 'vmware-vmx' errored after 48 milliseconds 826 ...
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Ubuntu not displaying in VMware full-screen until logged in

I have Ubuntu installed on VMware, but the screen doesn't go full screen until I log in (even though VMware is in full-screen mode). [Screenshot attached below] After logging in, the screen fills ...
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WSL can connect to VM, but not the other way around

I'm on Windows 10 and I have a service running on WSL2 Ubuntu and another service running on a Ubuntu Server VMWare VM, and although WSL can access the VM, the service on the VM seemingly can't ...
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VMware Workstation linux installation stuck at "clocksource: Switched to clocksource tsc"

During installation XCP-ng 8.2.1, installation stuck at "clocksource: Switched to clocksource tsc". I had the same problem with Virtual Box but this command "vboxmanage setextradata &...
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Convert VMX to ISO

I am trying to setup an airgapped system and got everything setup on a VMWare VM and now I need to convert it to an ISO or something similar that I can than write it to the disk.
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What's the least impacting virtualization software to run on Windows 11? [closed]

I'm exploring options for running a Windows virtual machine on Windows 11 (32gb ram, i7 1265u), while also utilizing WSL2. Between VMware Workstation 17 (now able to run along Hyper-V) and the built-...
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VMware Workstation Server is not available

Got error while run virtual machine hosted by Windows 11: VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program ...
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Why are my VMware Workstation "VM" menu items greyed out?

I'm using vSphere v8.0 and access the console of the VM through VMware Workstation v17.0. The VM is access remotely, it is hosted on vSphere/ESXi. Is there a parameter in the .vmx file preventing the ...
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VMware mount shared folder in specific folder on linux guest

I would like to mount a VMware shared folder to a location other than the default. The default mount path for shared folders in linux guest as of VMware Workstation 15 (2023) is: /mnt/hfgs/[...
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WebGL not working correctly in Rocky 9.3 VM

I am working on Windows 11, where I have VMware Workstation 17.5, with a VM running Linux Rocky 9.3. I am testing my web app that uses Plotly.js 2.27.0 and the scattergl plots (using WebGL) don't work ...
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Difference between VMware LAN Segment and Virtual Network

What exactly is the difference between LAN Segments and Virtual Networks in VMware? LAN Segments don't have any configuration options, at least in the GUI: LAN Segment configuration GUI in VMware ...
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How to prevent myself from rebooting windows when VMWare Workstation is running?

I use the free VMWare Workstation version to run VM's on Windows 10, and I keep the Workstation window out of the way on a second Windows desktop since the free version does not support minimizing to ...
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Create a shortcut for the guest OS (VMware)

Is it possible to create a desktop shortcut for the guest OS in VMware and use it to launch the guest OS directly without opening VMware? I'm using VMware Workstation Player on Windows 11
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How to share NAT network with computers in host-only network on Windows 11?

I am trying to understand Windows networking when configured as a VM in VMWare and am facing a problem. I have a NAT network (N1) and a host only network (N2) in my host. I want my W11 VM to get its ...
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Linux guest VMs not using network settings in VMWare Workstation on Linux host and defaulting to 127.0.0.1

I am trying to to have my linux guest vm use NAT or Custom settings but it is defaulting to 127.0.0.1. I was using it without issues yesterday but don't know what changed. I let the VMs and host PC on ...
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How to fix a corrupted VM? VMWare Workstation Pro 17

When the actual problem began was some time ago so I'll do my best to recount and provide detail but... Periodically, I've had issues with guest systems having corrupted disk images. Whether it was ...
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Direct path to migrate VMWare Workstation Pro VM to Azure?

Short and sweet: I'm trying to get a definitive Yes or No, whether there's a way to directly migrate a VMWare Workstation Pro VM (e.g. as an OVF export), to Microsoft Azure. I've checked the MS ...
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RDP from (OSX, Android) to WIN vmware keyboard map

I've seen a lot of posts regarding this issue but non answered my setup issue. I am on a OSX laptop RDP into Win 10 machine. When I RDP into windows everything works fine, keyboard maps correct and ...
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Can't ping in RHEL 7 in VMware pro

Image of the network card configuration: This is RHEL - 7 in VMware-workstation 17 pro, I'm trying to ping the gateway of the same IP and google.com. I have no idea what's the issue as my friend uses ...
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What is a version of VMware Workstation Player that will not have 17.0.2's recurrent network failure?

I posted Why is NAT networking no longer working under VMware Workstation Player 17? earlier, and John's response was basically Retry, Reboot, Reinstall. He clarified on this or another question that ...
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In VMware Workstation's live boot menu, can I select a specific hard drive?

I'm using VMware Workstation 16.2, and there is a small deficiency. I don't know how to select a specific hard drive to boot. Of course, there is workaround. Stop the VM, From menu "VM", ...
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Why is my VMware Workstation Player 17.0.2 installation not responding to reboot, retry, reinstall?

I posted Why is NAT networking no longer working under VMware Workstation Player 17? earlier and got instructions of basically "Retry, reboot, reinstall." (The host was running Linux Mint 21....
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Why is NAT networking no longer working under VMware Workstation Player 17?

I have a VMware 17 installation with NATted Windows and Linux guests, a Mint host that has normally functioning network access, and none of the guests are able to load google.com. The Linux guests ...
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Can I license a VMWare 15 still?

Work in manufacturing, had to setup a Windows XP VM on an old Windows 7 box which is all that is available. Windows 7 supports VMWare workstation 15, which is what we have installed and is running our ...
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Debian Auto Login Activation Caused Black Screen During Boot On VMWare WorkStation

I have Debian latest version on my vmware workstation. Default user was different from root. I tried to activate auto login as root user and now i stuck on a black screen during boot. Here is the ...
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RHEL 7 moving files from 1 VM to 10 at one time

I have 11 VM’s on RHEL 7. I only have access to the files on 1 VM and have to SCP them over to the other 10. Is there an easier was to do it then hitting the up arrow every time and changing it to the ...
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VBoxManage equivalent for VMware Workstation Pro

Is there a command line tool for create and modify virtual machines with VMWare Workstation Pro? I.e. something like VirtualBox's VBoxManage.exe with VBoxManage.exe createvm ..., VBoxManage.exe ...
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Can not change bios in VMWare

I have been trying to use a modified BIOS with VMWare, but have been constantly failing. I have a modified BIOS ROM of the BIOS.440.ROM in the x64 directory of the VMWare Workstation root install ...
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How to edit TPM-encrypted .vmx?

I am using VMWare Workstation 17 and am running an instance of Windows 11 on it. As per Windows 11 requirements, all the files (including the .vmx) must be TPM encrypted. I am trying to modify the '...
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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Error: Unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine

I am running VMware Workstation 15.5.7 on Windows 10. I create a new Windows 10 x64 VM, which starts up and runs with no issues. I want to change this VM's hardware compatibility so that it can run ...
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Security Concerns for VMs in DMZ

In Vmware Workstation a VMnet8(NAT) Interface on Host System acts as a External Port for a VM Guest, If a Put the VM in DMZ can the Host get compromised or attacked as the VMnet8 has Ip addresses ...
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How to get Microsoft Trial VM Windows 11 to launch on VM Workstation

How to get Microsoft Trial Windows 11 VM to launch on VM Workstation
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how to make vmware workstation connect to esxi with a http proxy

sorry that english is not my mother language,something is translated by google... i setup a new exsi (also calld vSphere Hypervisor ?) in a lan vmware workstation 17 and exsi 8 if i use a pc under ...
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How to enable copy/paste on a VM-Ware virtual Windows machine?

I've just created a virtual Windows-10 machine, but the virtual machine settings don't mention any isolation-related entries, so what can I do in order to enable copy/paste on that virtual machine? ...
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Guest Kali Linux GUI terminal window hangs in dual monitor layout in VMWare Workstation 17 Pro

I wasn't having this issue a week ago. This has newly developed for me. Here is the actual issue: When I run a command in the terminal while in dual monitor layout, the terminal window stops ...
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VMWare adding interfaces without reboot

I am using VMWare Workstation in my lab and have ESXi host as VMs. When I add a new interface in the VM settings the changes are not propagated in the ESXi host, I have to reboot it every time. If we ...
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What's the __vmware__ user in the group policy

VMWare workstation added a vmware user in the group policy: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Allow log on ...
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VMWare Workstation: host to guest pasting stopped working after host Ubuntu upgrade to 22.04

VMWare Workstation: 17.01 Guest OS: Windows 10. After upgrading host Ubuntu 20.04 => 22.04, VMWare Workstation copy/paste function is broken. Host => Guest: Copy/Cut text: unable to paste in ...
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How to share folders in Hyper-V with guest Ubuntu server & desktop 22.04

I have checked many guides that use XRDP to start a remote desktop service on Ubuntu desktop for getting the "Enhanced Session" to work. https://4sysops.com/archives/activate-enhanced-...
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How to pass Shift + F10 for installing Windows 11 instead of opening up Microsoft Teams

I'm installing Windows 11 on VMware Workstation. The following link says: In Command Prompt, type the OOBE\BYPASSNRO command to bypass network requirements on Windows 11 and press Enter. https://...
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performance issue with Workstation pro and enabling VT on Dell XPS 17

I recently moved from MAC to this very beefy CPS laptop with 64gb of ram and i9 12k processor. However, I noticed a dramatic performance reduction when I moved my VMs from MAC to windows. I decided to ...
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Why is my ping so high when playing a game running on a VM via VMWare Workstation 17? What can I do to lower the ping?

This is a screenshot of the virtual machine networking settings : First the option was on the NAT: used to share the host's IP address but then I tried to change it to the bridged connected directly, ...
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Using an EaseUS pbd backup with VMWare Workstation - winload.efi error

Hopefully someone can offer some assistance. I have a Windows 10 pbd backup that was create using EaseUS. Pretty sure something is wrong with the boot settings in this backup, but it is what it is. ...
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Remount share folder in VMware workstation

I use share folder in VMware workstation, host Windows 11, guest:Ubuntu. The problem is the sometime (maybe when I restart the host, the share folder doesn't exist in /mnt/ so I need to disable and ...
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How to access a file on a Linux VM from VMware host?

I know there are some similar questions. However, twist with this one is that I am locked out of the vm. I don't have the root password for the VM. However, I still want to get a file off of the VM....
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Can't detect USB on RHEL9 VMware

I can't detect my USB on RedHat Enterprise 9, I did make sure that the removable disk is connected to VMware and not the host. I can detect it on Kali Linux btw I even tried to use an external hard ...
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How to shrink a disk that has unallocated space on it in VM Ware?

I have a VM where I orginally put everything on one Disk, I had my D drive right next to my C drive. As my C Drive was running out of space I could not expand it because the D drive was right next to ...
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