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    Dear Community,


    we are using for several workstations VMware Workstation Player 7.x to 12.x under Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) to run a Win7 Guest-OS.


    If there´s a new kernel update for Ubuntu I usually update the vmware kernel modules with "[sudo] vmware-modconfig --console --install-all", but for the workstations which have the latest Vmplayer 12.x installed, the command has no effect. If I run the vmplayer after the update, I will be asked for update the kernel-modules. This problem also occurs within the gui.


    To get rid of the problem, I have to reinstall the Vmplayer, but this couldn´t be the solution. Do you have any ideas?


    Thank you for your time and support. We appreciate your business and your feedback.

    If you need additional information, please feel free to answer.


    Yours sincerely,


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    Hello there!


    I use VM-Player at school and I tried to install this vmware, since it's the one we use at school.
    Now, I never installed any vmware on my pc before, yet it says that I have a version installed.

    When I try to uninstall it, I get an error and in the directory where it's installed I can't find any uninstall file.
    I use Windows 10 64 Bit.

    I'd appreciate help as I have to finish a project as soon as possible using the vm ware




    kind regards

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    We are using a virtual machine in Workstation Player 12 to build our software with some old cobol environment (Win XP).

    This envronment uses a MS linker from MS C 6.x

    With tools version 8 installed, there is no problem using the source (in a shared folder) and compile and link the binaries (into a shared folder).

    After installing tools version 10, the linker brings up error messages:

    "Creating library ...lib and object ...exp
    CVTRES : fatal error CVT1107: ...exp is corrupt
    ...exp : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt"

    The lib and exp files are created, but empty.

    So something must have changed in the way the shared folders are managed within the guest system.

    Any help available?

    Or do I have to stay with that old version of tools?

    Well, I have to use that old development system, there's no way switching to a newer one ...

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    when configuring the latest VMWare tools, I receive the following error:


    "The vmxnet driver is no longer supported on kernels 3.3 and greater. Please  upgrade to a newer virtual NIC. (e.g., vmxnet3 or e1000e)"


    I have followed instructions on a few different posts to try to fix this, and none have worked.


    I have tried running the vmware tools configuration script with --clobber-kernel-modules=vmxnet - that didn't help.

    I tried changing ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet" to "vmxnet3" in the .vmx file - that didn't help either.


    Running Ubuntu 14.04 on VMWare Player 6.0.6 build-2700073 on Windows 7. The VM image in question is Ubuntu 14.04 on Linux kernel 1.13.0-43.


    This is for bridged mode (which I need) - running in NAT mode works fine.


    $ uname -a

    Linux ubuntu 3.13.0-43-generic #72-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 8 19:35:06 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


    $ sudo ./ --clobber-kernel-modules=vmxnet


    The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 4).


    Keeping the tar4 installer database format.


    You have a version of VMware Tools installed.  Continuing this install will

    first uninstall the currently installed version.  Do you wish to continue?

    (yes/no) [yes]


    Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.


    Stopping services for vmware-tools


    vmware-tools stop/waiting

    Stopping services for vmware-tools-thinprint


    vmware-tools-thinprint stop/waiting

    File /etc/pulse/ is backed up to /etc/pulse/


    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-43-generic

    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-39-generic

    The removal of VMware Tools 9.6.5 build-2700074 for Linux completed



    Installing VMware Tools.


    In which directory do you want to install the binary files?



    What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?



    What is the directory that contains the init scripts?



    In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?



    In which directory do you want to install the library files?



    The path "/usr/lib/vmware-tools" does not exist currently. This program is

    going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?



    In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?



    The path "/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools" does not exist currently. This program

    is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you

    want? [yes]


    The installation of VMware Tools 9.6.5 build-2700074 for Linux completed

    successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any

    time by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/".


    Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by

    invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/". Do you want

    this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]





    Making sure services for VMware Tools are stopped.




    The module vmci has already been installed on this system by another installer

    or package and will not be modified by this installer.


    The module vsock has already been installed on this system by another installer

    or package and will not be modified by this installer.


    The module vmxnet3 has already been installed on this system by another

    installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.


    The module pvscsi has already been installed on this system by another

    installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.


    The module vmmemctl has already been installed on this system by another

    installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.


    The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS

    and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment.  Do you wish

    to enable this feature? [yes]



    Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed...




    kernel headers of the running kernel



    Searching for GCC...

    Detected GCC binary at "/usr/bin/gcc".

    The path "/usr/bin/gcc" appears to be a valid path to the gcc binary.

    Would you like to change it? [no]


    Searching for a valid kernel header path...

    Detected the kernel headers at "/lib/modules/3.13.0-43-generic/build/include".

    The path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-43-generic/build/include" appears to be a valid

    path to the 3.13.0-43-generic kernel headers.

    Would you like to change it? [no]


    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

    make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only'

    /usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-43-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

          MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-43-generic'

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/backdoor.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/backdoorGcc64.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/bdhandler.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLinux.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLite.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/dentry.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/dir.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/file.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/hgfsBd.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/hgfsEscape.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/hgfsUtil.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/inode.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/link.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/message.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/module.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/page.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/request.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/rpcout.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/stubs.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/super.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/transport.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/vmci.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/kernelStubsLinux.o

      LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/vmhgfs.o

      Building modules, stage 2.

      MODPOST 1 modules

      CC      /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/vmhgfs.mod.o

      LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only/vmhgfs.ko

    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-43-generic'

    /usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

          MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild

    make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only'

    make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.

    make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only'

    cp -f vmhgfs.ko ./../vmhgfs.o

    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-OyHNrF/vmhgfs-only'


    The vmxnet driver is no longer supported on kernels 3.3 and greater. Please

    upgrade to a newer virtual NIC. (e.g., vmxnet3 or e1000e)


    The vmblock enables dragging or copying files between host and guest in a

    Fusion or Workstation virtual environment.  Do you wish to enable this feature?



    VMware automatic kernel modules enables automatic building and installation of

    VMware kernel modules at boot that are not already present. This feature can be


    enabled/disabled by re-running


    Would you like to enable VMware automatic kernel modules?



    Thinprint provides driver-free printing. Do you wish to enable this feature?




    Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio.




    Detected X server version 1.15.1




    Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.


    Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included.


    Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.

    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-43-generic

    vmware-tools-thinprint start/running

    vmware-tools start/running

    The configuration of VMware Tools 9.6.5 build-2700074 for Linux for this

    running kernel completed successfully.


    You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take



    You can now run VMware Tools by invoking "/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd" from the

    command line.


    To enable advanced X features (e.g., guest resolution fit, drag and drop, and

    file and text copy/paste), you will need to do one (or more) of the following:

    1. Manually start /usr/bin/vmware-user

    2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,

    3. Restart your X session.




    --the VMware team


    $ ~

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    When I start a virtual machine click on internet explorer it shows me try diagnose problems and more when I check virtual machine settings I see a network adapter and I see I not clicked on connect but connect button isn't clickable. What I need to do?

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    Hi I am new to virtual machines and also to linux OS.

    Can someone please guide me on how to install VMware-Player-12.1.0-3272444.x86_64.bundle on Ubuntu 15.10 .

    Detailed step by step procedure would be of great help (if possible)??

    Many Thanks in advance.


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    At my company, I am currently trying to restore a backup image I've created of windows Server 2008R2 using windows backup.



    I am using vmware player, I created a new operating system for 2008R2, told it i was going to install windows later, had it boot from disc, launched recovery and restored all the data successfully.


    upon booting the machine I get a bluescreen stating STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.  Error Status: 0xc0000001



    The actual server is set up with 4 150GB hard disks running in a raid 5, as well as 2 150 gig hard disks running with a software Raid 0.


    I want to edit settings of the server within a virtual environment prior to editing my actual server, I am in the process of making a master master backup of the sql server.


    I do not believe vmware offers me the opportunity to set up "fake" hardware raid with the 4 virtual disk drives to make it appear the same as the other system.




    Does anyone have any idea what my issue could be? Thanks for any and all help!

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    I've finally managed to get my old game 18 WOS convoy working on VMware workstation player. It works great, aside from one thing: The letters/numbers look... odd, especially the speedometer. Help?


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    It has been many years vmware player has this issue, where during startup, we were able to copy text frmo windows to vmware or vice versa, then all of sudden it stop.

    Is there any solution up to today yet?


    Hope to hear from someone,


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    I've found that 3D graphics performance in VMware Workstation Player 12.1.0 is very slow, making games unplayable.


    I have downgraded to VMware Player 6.0.7 & the performance is brilliant.


    Has anyone else experienced this & are VMware aware of it?

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    unfortunately i had to update my system to the latest kernel which was compiled with gcc 5.1

    I also installed gcc 5.1


    gcc --version

    gcc (SUSE Linux) 5.1.1 20150622 [gcc-5-branch revision 224722]


    Still i get this one while trying to run vmware


    ./vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

    Failed to get gcc information.


    Please help,


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    Hi, can one of you VMware geniuses please help me get my VM up and running again? When I open it, it comes up the above error and will not let me load it!



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    Good day and thank you for giving this discussion a browse,




    I have a computer lab which serves a variety of courses, and some of the courses require user's to have administrative permissions to execute specific forensic applications. As such some students are granted Administrative permissions based upon course enrollment.


    There are a few courses wherein the content is heavily VMware based, in that the majority of course work is run from VM's and the labs utilize various specific virtual networks. However there are students of whom are enrolled in other courses which have been granted administrative permissions. When these students create a new VM, or attempt to modify the network settings of an existing VM only VMNet0, VMNet1 and VMNet8 are listed in the Custom: Specific virtual network dropdown menu.


    However the students of whom do not have administrative permissions, lists VMNet0 to VMNet19 in the Custom: Specific virtual network dropdown menu.


    My workaround is as follows;

    As VMware Player 12 doesn't include vmnetconfig.exe, we have access to that utility (via a open fileshare) as to enable the students to add the Virtual Network required for their course and lab assignments. However this virtual network only adds for their user profile.


    We have installed VMware Workstation 12 and licensed it in our instruction labs, the issue of virtual networks not showing for administrative users persists.


    I have compared the configuration files between user accounts and they appear to be the same.

    I have also compared the logs in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-<username>\ which is appears to be consistent between administrative and regular accounts. (attached is an example of one of the log.)


    Modifying the  file at C:\Users\All Users\VMware\vmnetdhcp.conf to include the custom VMNet<#'s> doesn't make the adapters available either.


    I am nearing witt's end with this issue. Any assistance or direction would be most appreciated.

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    Hello VM Community,


    attached you'll find probably the most bizar and strange compatibility issue case of all times.

    Starting off by performing a simple CPU upgrade troubles arose around a task as profane as BOOTING an OS, so strange Im really to my wits end.

    Here's the plot in bulletpoints.


    Functioning status quo for months:

    o Two Win7 64 PCs (1xDesktop Win-Home, 1x Laptop Win-Professional)

    o Both Intel (Desktop Core2Duo E8200, Laptop Core i5)

    o Both 8GB RAM

    o Desktop has its VMs on an USB3 SSD (Samsung T1)

    o Laptop has em internally on oldschool spinning HDD

    o VMs: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17.1, Win XP SP3, and couple others


    Eventually I decided to beef up my Desktop, buying and putting in the fastet CPU my old Asus Mainboard (P5N-e SLI) can accomodate - an Intel Core2 Extreme Quad QX6850. I lucked out at ebay.

    Said and done - the CPU being put in, my Desktop Host runs smooth, 4 CPUs do show up in Task Manager, CPU-Z validates all the options I hoped for, thus I anticipated launching VMs were a nobrainer.





    Unfortunately it turned out totally differently. Everytime I power on the VM either of the following cases occurs:

    a) guest BIOS -> screen change -> host Dialog pops up, something like "CPU reset occured by guest cpu ...."

    b) guest BIOS -> screen change -> guest boot begins -> guest linux boot stops after 1 or 2 seconds, console showing few lines and "cant mount root FS..."

    c) guest BIOS -> screen change -> guest boot begins -> guest boot takes forever, running down lines like "cannot change ownership of file ..."




    Here's the HW/SW combination that does NOT work:

    -> (Desktop PC)  &&  (new Intel QX6850)  && (SSD)  && (any Linux) == Fail


    To make things clear:

    1. Only linux installations are affected (old, or fresh installs, or copies from elsewhere dont fix it). Thus, guest Win XP does work !

    2. Only installations are affected. Thus, launching the Mint 17.3 live-image for instance does work while a subsequent Mint 17.3 installation fails !

    3. Only Linux VM on SSD is affected. Thus, copying the Linux VM to HDD does work (even old installs) !

    4. Only the desktop is affected. Thus, running the exact Linux VM (from the very SSD) on my Laptop does work !

    5. Only the new QX6850 CPU is affected. Thus, my former E8200 never acted up like that ! (yet, why does a guest Win XP run on the new CPU?)


    Aparently, as indicated by points 1-5 there's no such one culprit to blame. Every component would work given the right combination, yet it all breaks apart in this very one particular combo. How's that ???

    And to worsen things furthermore I'ld have to admit: It did work once immediately after I tucked the new CPU into my mainboard; and then never again.




    o different VMware versions (player 7.1 , workstation 12)

    o vmware services checked

    o virus scanner deactivation (avast)

    o gazillion of reboots

    o host driver updates

    o host BIOS tweaks

    o guest BIOS tweals

    o SSD checkdisk

    o guest linux bootscript tweaks (after temporary copy to and boot from HDD)

    o guest resource adjustments (CPU #, memory GBs, ...)

    o running vmware.exe as admin



    After all its odd that one guest would run (Win XP) while another doesnt (ubuntu) unless the latter was copied on the internal HDD or left on the SSD but attached to another computer. Truely awkward.


    Unfortunately google, the forum, vmware's tech lib and the product spec. dont give away too many hints on troubles like that, therefore Im hoping for other users who have encountered similar issues to be willing to share fixes they were able to come up with.


    Given the symptoms, I'ld put my bet on some leftovers buried anywhere in my desktop host windows that make the VMware player / workstation fail if running linux.

    Something like a bunch of unique settings only effective if executing a guest linux cuz it might utilize different virtualization techniques compared to a guest windows.

    For sure neither the CPU is damaged nor the VM files corrupted nor the SSD broken..... like said before.....weird piece-of-xxxxxxx



    BR and thank you so much !!

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    I wanted to create a vm using DOS. Since it is allready a little bit tricky to get files for setting it up I wanted to use FreeDOS instead. The iso-file for cd burning is on my harddisk and I creasted a new vm with 512 MB disk space and 64 MB RAM. As the machine starts it finds the c-disk but can't check for size so the only opportunity to do is to run xfdisk before the setup starts. Since this program relies on the real hardware it doesn't work correctly and setup stops. Aftrerwards the system is useless due to the not-installed os and the not-functioning installation process.


    I also found a MS-DOS 7.1 cd image file and tried this. But the setup wants to create a ram disk which is not working so setup stops with error.


    Do anyone see any possibility or a file in internet to installDOS (MS or anything else) into a vm.


    System: AMD-based motherboard with 3 GB RAM and nvidia gt610 graphics. Disks: all three systems (IDE, S-ATA and SCSI) mixed. One dvd-rom and one burner.

    Windows 7 SP1 Pro 32-Bit. VMWare Player 6.0.5.





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                   i got the problem in installation could you help me to solve this



    VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/cpuid.c:376 bugNr=1036521

    A log file is available in "C:\Users\pugal\Documents\Virtual Machines\Windows 7 (2)\vmware.log".

    You can request support.

    To collect data to submit to VMware technical support, run "vm-support".

    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.


    edit by wila moved from VMware Fusion® (for Mac) to Workstation Player

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    I'm running multiple VM machines on a single system(Windows 7 64bit) using VMWare Workstation Player 12, and trying to figure out the best was to configure the network adapters in each of the hosts.  I'm a developer and I use Windows7 (both 32 & 64bit) on a couple of systems, Windows Server 2003 on another and Windows Server 2008 on another.  I usually only have two of these systems running at the same time, but sometimes 3.  Each of these needs its own IP address on my network.  Can somebody point me to a white paper or explain the best way to configure each of these so they run properly.


    One other note I do use a couple of these system to VPN into other networks.





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    Hello. I am using VM Player 3. My host machine is Windows 7 and VM is Oracle Linux 5. I used to copy files from Host machine to VM successfully. But now, when I copy a file from Host machine to VM, the error message comes up:


    " Cannot write file to Virtual Machine.Aborting the file copy operation."


    For being able to copy the file into virtual machine, it needs about 2GB of free disk space for /tmp folder.


    I have run the cammand:

    $df -h /tmp


    Its output:

    File System: /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00

    Size: 95G

    Used: 90G

    Avail: 48M

    Use%: 100%

    Mounted On: /


    As you see, there is only 48M disk space available after I cleaned all files in the directory /tmp that is now empty.


    My question is:

    How to increase disk space for "Avail:48M" in /tmp directory so that can copy file from Host to VM ?


    Thanks in advance.

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    I am wanting to move a vm created in Workstation 12 player and place into my Vcenter environment.  All the kb's I have found instruct me to export/import.  The problem is, player has no export option.


    Anyone have a sugestion?



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    Im having trouble when importing Windows XP Mode.


    When I click "Import Windows XP Mode VM" then click Import, it says "Failed to import Windows XP Mode" with no following explanation.


    My Windows XP Mode has been installed correctly and I've also tried to reinstall the vmware-player but nothing changes.


    Im running on 64 bit Win7 Ultimate

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