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    Not sure what happened with this recent release but the NAT vmnet8 is not functioning the way it did in prior versions


    Win 7 Pro 64b sp 1 

    VMware Player 12.5.2

    UBUNTU 14.04 VM

    Network set to NAT

    Norton 360


    Telnet and ping work to the IP address ( assigned by vmnet8 ( Gateway (


    After updating to VMware Player 12.5.4 (nothing else changed)

    ping and telnet no longer work to the assigned IP address


    wire shark capture indicates that this IP address is unknown


    Bridged mode still causes a Blue Screen Crash when attempting to reboot a vm (this is a known issue with other versions of Player in Windows 7)


    Turned off Norton to ensure there wasn't a new block put in place by the Security rules ... no change


    Created a backup image of my current hd then reloaded a backup hd image containing 12.5.2 and compared all the settings for;

    vmnet8 ... appear to be the same

    vmnet1 ... appear to be the same

    vmnetcfg.exe ... appear to be the same

    player vm network settings ... appear to be the same


    restored my current hd image

    Found an original download of 12.5.2 ... uninstalled 12.5.4 and installed 12.5.2 ... ping and telnet work again


    So is vmnet8 broken in 12.5.4 ... or ... is there some new setting we need to be aware of ... or ... something I may have missed?


    Kind of makes one want to turn off updates when it takes 2 days to restore functionality

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    I have a couple of guestVM machines (Linux, Win, Solaris).


    All of them start (on a 64bit Win 7 hostOS) with a smaller window size as the later "working" screen/display size.


    For example when the Linux Mint login page is shown in VM window then the size is 1024x768.

    Now I enter login name and password.

    Then the guestOS looks into its OS-dependent preferences, detects a screen resolution of 1400x900 and adjusts the guestOS window accordingly.


    How can I tell VMware to start a certain VM (or even all VMs) with an initial window size for the login/welcome screen of 1400x900 ?



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  • 01/19/17--02:14: secret dhcp leases
  • Guys,


    My testenvironment in Vmware Player, receives dhcp leases from my mainnetwork, although the networkcardsettings in player are local only.
    Anyone who can help me with this?



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    on Workstation 12 Player

    Porteus 3.2.2


    i'm able to run Porteus Linux on VMWare no problem.


    vmware tools installed no problem,  no error.


    but, when i try to run



    i get

    Unable to copy to source file

    /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd to the destination file


    Execution aborted.


    i notice the pam.d directory does not exist.


    any help?



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    I can clone (=copy) Windows VMs from desktop to laptop, no problem. Just starting Linux (Ubuntu and LinuxMint), clones on another machine function OK except for the network shares.

    I have searched for solutions that often refer to editing/deleting /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, but I cannot find this file.

    I have looked at Maintaining and Changing the MAC Address of a Virtual Machine and manually set the MAC as a static address on the clone to be the same as the original generated MAC. This does not work either. Using Windiff, the only differences between the original and cloned vmx are:

    <! uuid.bios = "56 4d 9c c6 78 7e 8c 9d-f9 f1 9e 51 67 c4 b7 08"

    !> uuid.bios = "56 4d f2 03 04 2e c3 2c-f4 e5 07 0c 83 79 5f 9f"

    <! uuid.location = "56 4d 9c c6 78 7e 8c 9d-f9 f1 9e 51 67 c4 b7 08"

    !> uuid.location = "56 4d f2 03 04 2e c3 2c-f4 e5 07 0c 83 79 5f 9f"



    <! ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:c4:b7:08"

    !> ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:79:5f:9f"



    <! ethernet1.addressType = "generated"

    !> ethernet1.addressType = "static"



    <! ethernet1.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:c4:b7:12"



    !> ethernet1.address = "00:0C:29:C4:B7:12"


    where <! is the original vmx and !> is the cloned vmx. ethernet1 is my host network adaptor


    Any suggestions? Should I tinker with the uuid lines?

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    I am trying to user a Linux Mint guest on Windows Server Host (64bit DirectX11) with Windows 12 Player. All freshly installed.


    I'm getting the message 'No 3D support is available from the host'


    There is a thread discussing this issue, which advised editing the .vmx file. There is no .vmx file on the server, the closest being .vxmf file, but there are no config lines such as those listed in the original thread.


    Workstation 12 Pro: No 3D support is available from the host. The 3D features of the virtual machine will be disabled.


    Could anyone clear this up please, 3d accelaration works fine on Vbox with a Mint host.





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    I am looking for a student support subscription along with 1 full license of vmware workstation player (any version that works on 32 bit pref starting from 9 or 10 ?





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    Error on executing VMWare WORKSTATION PLAYER 12.5.5 WIndows 10 installation:

    Runtime DLL installer failed to complete installation

    Any ideas?

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    Hi all,


    I use ghost to clone a *.vmdk file.
    Then create a new VM and locate disk to the *.vmdk file,

    but it show error when power on.


    "Virtual device 'ide1:0' will start disconnected."


    Did anyone have same problem?

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    Hi, I have a problem, when running a VM from time to time the entire PC freezes for a few minutes. Similar when I suspend the VM the PC slow down or freeze for a few minutes. Any suggestion? Once I suspend a machine I need to wait for at least 4 minutes before I can start it again.


    Running VMware workstation 12.5 on a I7 machine, WIndow 7 64, 8 gb memory, VM OS is also Win 7 64 configured for 2GB memory.

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    I'm using Workstation Player 12.5.2 build-4638234 (latest?) on an Ubuntu 16.04 (4.4.0-57-generic), with an Ubuntu 16.04 (same) guest. The wifi network I'm connecting to has a small (5 mins) DHCP lease time. (This setting is out of my control.) As a result, the host renews the DHCP config quite often (2-5 mins), and every time it does, the guest experiences a small network disconnect. This causes, for instance, a web browser running on the guest to often report pages as unavailable. This is very annoying, and it's something that doesn't happen with a browser running on the host. I'm trying to understand if there's a way to avoid such "hiccups". Specifically, why does the guest network adapter have to go down&up for every such event?? Thanks!


    My detailed network settings are below:


    - The host uses a wifi connection, managed by NetworkManager, with DHCP.


    - The VM has 2 virtual network adapters, one NAT and one host-only. Both are set to use fixed IPs. The host-only adapter has no issues. Here is the config for the NAT adapter:


    # /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf

    allow unknown-clients;
    default-lease-time 1800;                # default is 30 minutes
    max-lease-time 7200;                    # default is 2 hours
    subnet netmask {
            option broadcast-address;
            option domain-name-servers;
            option domain-name localdomain;
            default-lease-time 1800;                # default is 30 minutes
            max-lease-time 7200;                    # default is 2 hours
            option netbios-name-servers;
            option routers;
    host vmnet8 {
            hardware ethernet 00:50:56:C0:00:08;
            option domain-name-servers;
            option domain-name "";
            option routers;


    - In the guest, both adapters are set to use static IPs through NetworkManager:


    # /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/NAT\ Network



    - Here is what I see in syslog during DHCP renewal, apart from other NM-related messages:

    On host:

    Jan  3 10:51:23 vmnet-natd: RTM_NEWADDR: index:3, addr:

    Jan  3 10:53:27 vmnet-natd: RTM_NEWADDR: index:3, addr:
    Jan  3 10:55:52 vmnet-natd: RTM_NEWADDR: index:3, addr:
    Jan  3 10:57:56 vmnet-natd: RTM_NEWADDR
    : index:3, addr:

    On guest:

    Jan  3 10:51:25 kernel:[286522.503468] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Down
    Jan  3 10:51:31 kernel:[286528.515317] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None
    Jan  3 10:53:29 kernel:[286646.747963] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Down
    Jan  3 10:53:33 kernel:[286650.756319] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None
    Jan  3 10:55:53 kernel:[286791.025117] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Down
    Jan  3 10:55:57 kernel:[286795.059015] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None
    Jan  3 10:57:57 kernel:[286915.279562] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Down
    Jan  3 10:58:01 kernel:[286919.287363] e1000: ens33 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None

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    I have a Schneider panel pc running win XP embedded that has "left this earth" .

    Now I wonder, is it possible to take the 4 GB SD card (XP system and additional programs). and turn it in to a WM ?


    Best regards

    Claus Lind

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    Hi Team


    I am trying to get VMWare Workstation Player working under Hyper-V. I am getting the error "VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation."


    Before you say it. The Hyper-V role is not installed, this system is a guest OS of a hyper-v host.

    Yes this error is because it detects the underlying hyper-v host and the error is because it thinks the underlying host does not support nesting. This is no longer correct* under Hyper-V 2016.

    If it is now exposing the right functions of the processor to the guest, once you run the powershell command to allow nesting in the guest, than surely this should work fine?


    * Yes the microsoft article says third party virtualization tech not support but they should work if enabled to work and not just "detect Hyper-V and error".


    I am trying to get GNS3 working with VM support.

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    Not sure what virtualization technology is commonly used in linux-based VPS hosts but it definitely is not vmware. Still would like vmware workstation to run in such a VPS in order to use the freebsd o/s on it. Can this be done? How?

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    I updated VMware workstation the other day and now when I try to boot my virtual machine, it freezes during the loading phase (host is Windows 10). I've attached an image of the screen I get if I try to boot the VM.


    So far I've tried restarting the computer and reinstalling VMware Workstation.


    Any help is much appreciated, all my work is on this VM.

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    I have a game that is only playable through Windows XP, and have one computer that has Windows XP, so I am using a Windows XP virtual machine to play the game.  The only problem is that I need to connect them using a LAN cable but the virtual machine won't see the regular computer.  Can anyone help?

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    Hi all,


    I've just downloaded the free version of VMWare Workstation 12 Player to have a bit of a play around and I tried to restore a recent backup of Server 2008 R2 but it failed because the backup was created on a uefi based machine, and the VM is bios based. I can't seem to find where to change that in the VM settings. Any idea what I can do to sort this?


    Thanks in advance,



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    Cannot connect the virtual device sata0:1 because no corresponding device is available on the host.  The error pops up when I enable the host/guest share and map the drive.

    I tried to delete and then add back the the sata drive to VM Player- but it did not help. I have installed VMware Tools.

    And the enable/disable share functionality has got disbaled - I can not edit/undo it. (but the share is still enabled)

    I am using VM Player 12.5.5 on Win10 Pro Host, and Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop.



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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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    My first time here and first time using VMware. I have Windows 8.1 host and installed Ubuntu 16.04.2 guest into VMware  12.5.5. I followed the Easy set-up. All went well until I clicked "Power on". I waited a while and finally appeared  an error box saying:


    Error while powering on: VMware Player cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program uses, and access all directories for temporary files.

    The VMware Authorization Service is not running.

    Error while powering on: VMware Player cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program uses, and access all directories for temporary files.


    I searched the problem. I went to Services.msc and Started VM authorization. Restarted compu.  Tried to Power on again and same error box appeared. I went back to Services.msc and "started" everything beginning with letters VM. There were 4 entries. All were "running". Tried to power on again. Still got the same error.

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