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  • 02/04/17--11:03: Linux / VMware Player
  • I've just installed the latest version of the VMware Player in a Debian (Jessie) environment.


    When I try to open an existing virtual machine (VMware)  2 errors occur:

    (Before posting a question in this forum I looked for solutions using google and found several possible solutions.)


         Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.

         Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded

         Solution: mknod /dev/vmmon c 10 165 > /dev/null 2>&1


         Too many virtual machines are running.

         The maximum number of running virtual machines is 64.

         (No other virtual machines are running ....)



    Thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions.



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    Dear VMware,


    I was evaluating VMware Workstation Player 12.5 to run a proprietary application that requires Windows XP. One of its functionalities involves printing.

    So I setup a new virtual machine with a printer, installed Windows XP SP3, installed VMware tools and the proprietary application. However, the host printers are not detected on the guest OS, so the application cannot print.


    When digging into the problem, I found that the ThinPrint service is not working on Windows XP. When executing e.g. TPAutoConnect.exe, windows complains about it not being a valid WIN32 executable.

    Most likely, the ThinPrint service was compiled using Visual Studio 2012+, breaking Windows XP binary compatibility. (BTW, according to this document, the ThinPrint version shipped with Player 12.5 should support Windows XP SP3 link)


    I ended up having to install VMware Player 7 to get the printer to work. However I would like to purchase a VMware Workstation Player 12.5 license, since it is for commercial use.


    kind regards,

    Banaan Voet



    Steps to reproduce:

    • Install VMware Workstation Player 12.5 on a host with a printer installed.
    • Enable Printer support in VMware Workstation
    • Create VM for windows XP and add printer device
    • Install Windows XP and the VMware tools
    • Attempt to configure the printer on the guest OS (FAILS)

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    I would like to ask if there could be problems after activating Bitlocker on a Windows-based VM host ... in general?


    We have many Win7-Enterprise-64 HP notebooks for our staff.


    Some of our software developers got their own notebook as a second machine (additional to their PC).

    They have VMWare Player installed on their notebooks to test several applications and PHP program code.

    Some VMs are Linux-based, some are Windows-based.


    We would like to activate Bitlocker on all laptops (full, all partitions, with TMP and forced Start-PIN) - but only on the VM host systems, of course.


    Is there something we should take notice of, concerning the VMs?


    Do the apps on the encrypted physical machine (for example VMWarePlayer) realize the technical fact the the host system is encrypted?




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    Assume I want to insert some comments into an *.vmx file:


    How do I mark these lines as comments?

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    Disclaimer: no flame-war intended


    In my company, our need to run VM starts to grow.  So we're thinking what software to use.  I'm very used to VMware's software and I have bought several versions of Workstation.  So I naturally am thinking about Workstation Player but my co-worker pointed out that it is not free for business use and suggested Virtualbox, saying that it's free even in business use.


    I'm not good at reading and deciphering those "end user license" stuffs.  Could anybody confirm me that in pure financial stand point Virtualbox can be freely used in business whereas Workstation Player cannot?  I mean, if that's the case, why would people buy Workstation Player supposing that both software are more or less the same?


    Or is there some hidden clause that actually prevent the free use of Virtualbox in business?


    Thanks in advance

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  • 02/28/17--13:38: unable to uninstall
  • I am unable to install the app, gets a setup cannot continue. The Microsoft Runtine DLL installer failed to complete installation. Using windows 10 home, don't know if that is the problem, saw that it could be a registry problem, but no problems in there according ccleaner. Attaching an msi log.

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    Let me start off by saying i have little experience with vmware or vm's in general. We have an old Dell Precision T3500 that is acting mostly as a file share/server and sql server. The operating system windows 7 professional is on the main hard drive C: The rest of the files are in a Raid 0 (three drives). What i would like to do is make a vm that replicates this hardware setup. Make an image / backup with all software and settings the way they are. Then install the image/back up onto the vm that replicated the hardware setup. Is this possible with vmware? What steps would i need to take to replicate this environment?



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    While trying to setup Kali-Linux-2016-vm-amd64 via Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 7 host PC, I was unable to get a workable connection using the Bridged(Automatic) setting for the Network Adapter. VM Settings7.png



    My understanding is that the Player should set up 3 virtual adapters during VMware install as follows:


    VMnet0 - Bridged

    VMnet1 - Host-Only

    VMnet8 - NAT

    Source -  B2107A21D0CE.html


    I am able to get a workable connection to internet via NAT (Ping, but not with Bridged option.


    I tried reinstalling Workstation Player, and the Kali-Linux VM from scratch with the same results.


    I've tried 'adding' another Network Adapter via Virtual Machine Settings with same no connection results


    I checked Network Connections on the Win 7 Host, and I notice 2 VMware Network adapters labeled VMnet1 and VMnet8, but nothing relating to an expected VMnet0. So I assume VMware tried and maybe failed to create the appropriate adapter for some reason.
    VM Settings6.png


    Looking for suggestions or resources to fix this no-connection Bridged issue.


    Thanks for taking time to read my post.

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    I am using the VMWare Player 12.5.2 build-4638234 on my Debian Linux 8.x host.

    I have a Windows XP (with SP3) guest VM, where firewall is disabled. Network connection is set to NAT.


    The problem is: I can access internet on HTTP-port (80) without problem (e.G. google works), but I can't acces any HTTPS internet sites.


    Can You please help me to resolve this issue?


    Thanks in advance.


    A. V.

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    As I found out I can NOT boot a (bootable) winOS DVD in a VM with Linux guestOS.

    More precisely: I can boot but cannot use network resp. Internet connection.


    When I boot the same WinOS-DVD in a VM with WinOS guestVM everything is fine and I can use Internet.


    It seems to me that the network related parameters in the underlying *.vmx file are guestOS specific and cannot be used
    by booted DVD from another OS world. This is surprising.


    I thought a booting DVD OS is completely independent from the environment (as in real world).
    But this is not the case.


    Are there any generic, OS-independent network vmx parameters which let me boot (and use Internet) ALL DVDs regardless which OS world they come from?



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    Hello. I have downloaded and installed VMware Workstation 12.5.1 Player (the file is VMware-player-12.5.1-4542065.exe) in Windows 10.

    I have chosen the free version for non-commercial use. But Virtual Network Editor is not included in WMware Player any more !

    Thus, I need to extract Virtual Network Editor from VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.


    I have downloaded and installed VMware Workstation Pro 12.5 in Windows 10.

    The file is VMware-workstation-full-12.5.2-4638234.exe.

    The trial version is 30 days.

    In the install directory of Trial version VMware Workstation Pro 12.5, I can run the Virtual Network Editor by running the file vmnetcfg.exe.


    Now, we can assign Virtual Network Editor vmnetcfg.exe to VMPlayer 12.5 by editing .vmx file. But I don't understand how to assign the Virtual Network Editor to VMPlayer 12.5. I have 2 Virtual Machines running in VMware Player 12.5.


    My question is:

    How to assign Virtual Network Editor (vmnetcfg.exe) in VMwareWorkstationPro12.5 to VMPlayer 12.5 by editing .vmx file ?



    Thanks in advance.

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    The Windows 10 release on July 29 is shaping up to be one of the most-anticipated Microsoft software releases in recent memory. CIOs and consumers alike are getting excited about the software update that is loaded with enterprise-ready and innovative features. The new system will bring together a single operating system for both Windows mobile devices and traditional PCs. This is a game changer for enterprise mobility management. With Windows 10, IT admins can take advantage of the full management capabilities from the same console on all Windows devices regardless if they are mobile devices or PCs.

    With dozens of updates, new features and applications added to the operating system, here’s a list of the top 10 things IT pros should know about the Windows 10 release:

    1. Microsoft is making EMM the standard management for all devices. With Windows 10, EMM becomes the defacto standard in managing all Windows devices. It is the first truly mobile operating system from Windows and showcases Microsoft’s commitment to unified endpoint management. With Windows 10, all Windows devices can be managed with an enterprise mobility management solution, like AirWatch.

    2. Devices can be set up for an “out of the box” experience. With Windows 10, users are guided through the setup process and streamlined through EMM enrollment the first time they power on the device. Native single sign-on capabilities and Azure Active Directory integration will also make setup, management and use of the devices easier for IT and end-users alike.

    3. Windows 10 redefines traditional imaging. New runtime provisioning modernizes traditional deployment use cases. Runtime provisioning will allow IT to configure general devices without needing to re-image for organizational use.

    4. Universal apps will be available in the Windows Store. Just as the operating system is designed to be consistent across devices, Microsoft is unifying the app experience across all devices. One Windows Store for all Windows devices will ease the application development process with universal apps that work across phones, tablets and computers. The new, unified Windows Store will be enterprise ready and organizations will also be able to fully control the Store features and distribution using AirWatch-management services. This includes the ability to install and uninstall apps, control app updates and manage app licenses.

    5. It will feature a new Internet browser.Microsoft Edge is the new browser that will replace Internet Explorer on Windows 10 devices. Edge integrates with Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant, and is marketed as faster, modern, contextual and personalized.

    6. Biometrics will be integrated and automated. Through the introduction of Windows Hello and Passport, Microsoft is fundamentally integrating biometric technology into the software. Windows Hello will provide biometric authentication into a user’s device through fingerprint, face or iris detection. Passport is an authentication feature that IT can use to replace passwords on various apps and services integrated with Azure Active Directory. Windows 10 will authenticate the user on his or her behalf, eliminating the need for passwords. Microsoft is calling the level of security for these biometrics “enterprise-grade” and hence, approved for use on enterprise devices, applications and systems.

    7. Intelligent update schedules with Windows Update for Business. Windows 10 will introduce a smart system for deploying updates to enterprise users with Windows Update for Business. This new program allows IT to control the deployment schedule for feature and security updates on enterprise devices. According to Blogging Windows, Windows Update for Business will provide:

    • Distribution rings, where IT can determine waves of device updates to work out quality issues.
    • Maintenance windows, where IT can set timeframes when updates should and should not occur.
    • Peer to peer delivery, for branch offices and remote sites with limited bandwidth for more efficient delivery updates.
    • Integration with your existing tools like enterprise mobility management providers for continued management from a “single pane of glass.”

    8. It introduces advanced security features and policies. Microsoft has introduced several advanced security features new to Windows 10.  Device Guard, one of these new features, will give organizations the ability to lock down devices against malware. A company can identify what apps it considers to be trustworthy and automatically block malicious applications that do not meet the organization’s standards. Secure Boot updates will only allow trusted software to load when a device is turned on, while Health Attestation will allow IT to determine the health of an enterprise-managed device and take compliance actions when necessary.

    9. Enterprise Data Protection progresses DLP across operating systems. Windows’ advanced DLP system, Enterprise Data Protection, will be integrated into the Windows 10 software, protect data at the file-system level and be transparent for users. Windows 10 DLP will also differentiate between corporate and personal data on the device and IT will have the ability to classify data, domains and apps as “corporate.”

    10. AirWatch will support Windows 10. AirWatch customers have grown accustomed to managing all device types and operating systems from the single AirWatch management console, and soon customers can manage Windows 10 devices as well.

    The Windows 10 is a massive update for Microsoft as it is slated to bring greater simplicity, security and user functionality to the millions of Windows device users across the globe. Stay tuned for more updates on AirWatch support for Windows 10.

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    Hi Community,


    I'm trying to map a custom attribute value to be the Account value of a vpn profile.


    Actually i can't find a way to do that.


    custom attribute value are not offered under the supported lookup fields list.


    Is there a way to add a custom attribute to that support lookup filed list or do I need to missuse another standard lookup field for that?


    Thx for your help anyways.



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  • 10/18/13--01:29: Unrecoverable error (svga)
  • Hi folks


    I'm experiencing some problems with my VMs. For testing purposes of my application (Modify images with Pixelshaders) I've set up a Vista, a Win7, and Win8 VM. But as soon as i launch my app, VMware Player crashes with an unrecoverable error (svga). See attached image.


    Unrecoverable error (svga)

    Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occured.


    My host system: Windows 7 x64

    Videocard. Nvidia Quadro FX580

    Driver: latest recommended Nvidia driver (320.92)


    I can disable graphic acceleration in VM settings for solving the issue, but this way I loose all my graphic capabilities inside the VM.

    On other hardware (ATI graphics) everything works fine, so I suppose it's a Nvidia specific issue.


    Any suggestions are appreciated.



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    I'm trying to install VMware Player in OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, updated to the latest version, which provides kernel 4.6.


    After running vmplayer, I get a window showing an error: "A compatible version of gcc was not found."


    After clicking OK in that window, I get a new window with another warning: "GNU C Compiler (gcc) version 6.1.1 was not found.".


    However, if I do gcc --version, I get the following, that shows I've got the latest gcc.


    gcc (SUSE Linux) 6.1.1 20160615 [gcc-6-branch revision 237474]

    Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO



    Even if I search for the gcc directory (given by whereis gcc) the problem doesn't go away.


    How can I install VMware Player, then?

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    My ubuntu 14.04 VM isn't seeing the entire disk for some reason. If I go into the "virtual Machine Settings" and go to the disk, here's what it says:



    Current size: 3.9 GB

    System free: 373.2 GB

    Maximum size: 20 GB


    But when I go into ubuntu and look in the system monitor, it says that I have a total of 4.2 GB, used 3.7GB and only have 207.5MB free.


    This clearly isn't right. What's going on? This basically means my VM is unusable for all intents and purposes.


    My host OS is Windows 10.



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    Hello. My new computer host machine is Windows 10. I am running VMware workstation Player 12.5.

    I have just copied the folder of a VM Guest machine Windows XP from another computer host Windows 7 to the new computer Windows 10.


    In the host machine Windows 10, internet is working successfully, but the guest machine Windows XP cannot connect with Internet.

    If the guest machine Windows XP is created in host Windows 10, the VM is automatically set up in host machine Network center.

    The VM is connected with internet automatically.


    Because the VM guest Windows XP is copied from another computer host Windows 7, the VM is not in host Windows 10 network center. I think we need to add the VM into host Windows 10 network center manually. But I don't know how to do it. It seems that VMware Player 12.5 doesn't install Network Adapter in Windows 10.


    My question is:

    How to have VM guest Windows XP connect with internet in host Windows 10 ?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Suddenly, hard drive is full and the VM is no longer working.  Says ourfile.vmx is not a valid configuration file although it was working fine.  I think the .vmx file must be corrupt and has filled up my hard drive but I have no idea what to do or how to fix it.  I'm using VM player 5.0.2.  Can anyone help me?

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    I am just asking if anybody who runs VMplayer can use that feature?


    how to check:


    inside windows VM go to Start > Default Programs > Set default program > Chose "Default Host Application" to open http/https URLs


    then open any application inside VM for example Outlook with any external URL and click on that URL, (or just run this in CMD window: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools>VMwareHostOpen.exe --url


    there should be 2 options:


    1) URL will be opened in default browser on your Host Machine

    2) you will get error like: "Make sure the virtual machine's configuration allows the guest to open host applications"


    please give me your results with guest and host OS you are running, thanks!

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  • 11/15/16--09:50: Networking Questions
  • The host OS is Windows 7 HOME edition, 64 bit, and I have VMWare Workstation 12 Player installed running Win XP as the virtual machine.


    I am not having success getting my network printer to connect to the virtual machine. It is a HP 8600. Printer setup on the XP machine asks for an IP address for the printer but (as far as I can tell) there is none.


    I also would like to know if I can get the host OS to detect the contents of the virtual OS, and vice versa. Win 7 HOME apparently does not have network support, I think?

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