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VMware Player - Running as a Service

Is it possible to run VMware player as a Windows Service so that a user does not have to be logged in to have the player running?
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How to prevent TCP connection timeout when FTP'ing large file?

I am not able to FTP (retrieve) a large file from the Internet to my Linux VM. It times out after a while. The actual error is "Could not read reply from control connection -- timed out." This error ...
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Can I use the free VMWare Player for work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I was never good at reading and understanding commercial licenses, so I would like to ask a question. I just started ...
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Managing Virtual Machine Update and Distribution - Doing It Wrong?

I work for a software company. My department is responsible for (among other things) building and distributing VMWare virtual machines to members of our sales team, who then launch them using VMWare ...
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How to prevent virtual machines's copy

I'll have to deploy virtual machines on demo laptops, which will use Vmware player, but I've got some security concerns, as some data stored in the virtual machines are a bit sensitive. Is there a ...
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Relative performance of VMWare Player, Workstation, Server and ESX?

We're currently running a couple of continuous build/test agents in VMWare Player. They regularly fail due to timing/speed problems. That is: because there are two VMs on the same box, they contend ...
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VMWare OVA file

I've received an .OVA file and I need to be aple to open/parse it. When I try to open it with VMware player, I get the following error: "Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for ...
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Does VMWare Player 3.0 require Intel-VT capable processor

I have Dell Studio laptop with Intel E6600 processor, I have checked and confirmed that this processor does not have Intel-VT support. (Its available in 6670 available on Dell Vostro) Has anyone ...
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Undo disks with VMWare Player

I'm either missing something very simple, or it's just not there - but how does one create snapshots or undo disks with VMWare Player?
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Using VMWare to archive an old machine causes activation problems

I have a number of users who are migrating to new machines. I decided to try and use VMWare Converter + VMWare Player to try and image the old machines just in case they forget to migrate any files or ...
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Cloning a VPS into a local VM?

I've got a fun challenge for you all. A company I'm working with is setting up its development/release workflow and environments. The eventual production environment is a VPS hosted with a popular ...
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Is there a free virtual player for commercial use?

I have been looking at a range of virtual players: VMPlayer, VirtualPC, VirtualBox and few others. It's clear that VMPlayer is for home use only, but is there a free player that can be used ...
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Convert Amazon AMI to VMware image

How can I convert an amazon ami image to a vmware image I can run locally in vmware player?
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Connecting a physical ethernet port to a VMware virtual switch?

I hope this is the correct place for this question. I thought about posting it to Super User first, but it seems to be more relevant to this place. Anyway, here goes: I need to connect a device ...
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Physical to virtual, Unable to Re-Activate windows since it's Windows XP OEM. Willing to pay, what are my options? [closed]

I need to virtualize an IBM Laptop that one of the engineers at my company uses. The hardware is on it's last legs and setting up a new computer from scratch is not an option as it'd be too time ...
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Can't ping host from vmware guest using bridged networking

Host is Windows 7 Guest is Ubuntu 11.04 Network adapter is wireless I can ping other computers on the network but not the host. No firewall are involved. Sniffing the traffic with wireshark it ...
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How do I choose which Ethernet Adapter to bridge in VMPlayer

I am running vmplayer 3.1.0 on Ubuntu. The host machine has four ethernet adapters that are configured to run on four different subnets. I need to run four VMs each with a single ethernet adapter ...
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How to change a VM from split across multiple .vmdk files to a single one or two?

I have a VM with 3 partitions. One main one, one for swap space, one for storage. However, there are dozens of .vmdk files. Some of those .vmdk files are very large (over 1 GB), but the majority ...
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Is there a way to free swap?

After using vmware player with some virtual machine, it seems like my swap stays quite occupied and it doesn't changes unless i reboot it. However, regularly swap is not used much by other ...
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Slow http traffic between VMWare Player guest and host

I have a web application running as an http server inside the VMWare Player guest OS, and I'm trying to access the content from the host OS. The guest is running Ubuntu, and the host is running ...
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transfer vm machine created in virtualbox to vmware player [closed]

Fedora 17 Host Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.4 Vmware Player 5.0.1 build-894247 I have Fedora 17 and have installed Virtualbox and vmware player. I created a CentOS virtual machine guest in virtual box. ...
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How to resize a W2003Srv basic partition in Vmvare player

Environment I have Windows 2003 server (XP) Installed as virtual machine using Vmware Player 4.0.2 Primary partition is, as usual, C:-volume, where Windows is installed. Partition type is basic, ...
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VMWare Player side-by-side VirtualBox

Can I have the latest version of VMWare Player with the latest version of VirtualBox installed side-by-side on the same machine on Windows 7? Are there any conflicts? AFAIK, they both create virtual ...
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How to setup VMWare Player on dual-homed (2 NICs) host?

Host OS is Vista, Guest OS is Linux. The host has 2 NICs: one LAN, one WAN. Currently the guest only sees the LAN. How can I get the guest OS to directly see and access both the LAN and WAN NICs? ...
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Can Proxy Authentication be bypassed using virtual machines?

My Institute uses Proxy Authentication for monitoring individual browsing activities. This usually means I need to enter my username and password for using any internet related things. But recently I ...
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Ubuntu Lucid Lynx crashed in VMware - Cannot Access Recovery Mode

My main virtual machine crashed today. More specifically, the Windows7 host crashed while the VM was transferring files (very slowly) to a flash drive. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx in ...
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VMware: Connect to the guest's localhost from the host OS?

Using VMware Player, is there a way to connect to the guest's localhost from the host? (In this case, the guest is Ubuntu, the host is Windows 7.)
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Converting VMWare to ISO

I installed VMWare player on vista and tried Ubuntu on it, I am quite happy with it, the built my dev env on it (Ruby, Rails, MySQL etc). Now i want to move to a dedicated machine, is it possible to ...
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Fedora 12 on Vmware network disabled on restore

I have a fedora 12 guest running on VMWare on windows 7. I use it mainly for the occasional linux dev. Whenever I restart the guest, networking works fine. But if I close the VMware player and save ...
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Installing VMware Player on Ubuntu 9.04

I want to install VMware Player on Ubuntu 9.04. The official VMware download page does not have a deb package. Should I use their RPM? Or is there a better way to do this?
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Why is this vanilla 64-bit Ubuntu Server 10.10 eating 446200k of memory?

Just installed 64-bit Ubuntu Server 10.10 inside as guest in a virtual machine. I'm using VMware Player. The host is 64-bit Windows 7. The minimum requirements for the Ubuntu server is said to be ...
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How can I move the Vmware virtual Hard Drive files?

I have limited space on my C: drive and lots on my V: drive. I'd like to move the VMware Player's virtual HD files (and any large supporting files) to my V: drive. Any pointers to how I do that? ...
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Share file system between VMWare Linux and Standalone Linux

I have the following setup. I have a Windows XP and Linux system, which are connected to each other directly through cable and not connected to any other network. I have hosted a VMWare with CentOS ...
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Best way to share directory between Windows and Linux on VMPlayer

What is the best way to share directories between Windows Vista host and Linux guest on VMPlayer? The scenario is following: on the Windows host I've got development tools (IDE, etc.); on ...
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Will VMWare Converter P2V a non-ACPI 2000 server?

SCVMM is unable to handle this conversion - just tells me flat out that my Proliant 3000 (yes, go ahead and laugh) isn't a P2V option unless I upgrade it to 2003 server for an online conversion. Just ...
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Connecting to oracle database instance running on VM(Guest Computer) from remote computer

I have oracle database instance up and running on vmware player on Redhat linux(Guest OS). This virtual machine is running on on windows 7 computer(Host OS). I am able to connect to the database ...
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Can't install kernel-uek-headers for currently running kernel

I have just created a VM in VMWare and installed a minimal install of Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3. # cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 6.3 It is running with the UEK kernel. # ...
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VMWare Player guest does not re-aquire IP on bridged interface after host loses and re-acquires network connectivity

I am running a Ubuntu Linux image in VMWare Player on my laptop. The host is Windows XP. There are two network adapters configured in VMWare Player - one is host-only and the other is bridged. ...
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VMware deadlock [closed]

I had to temporarily downgrade my computer and I can't get a suspended wmware VM running. The VM can't be started as there are fewer processors than required in the settings. The settings can't be ...
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Why do I have 22 .vmdk files for my VM?

I have an Ubuntu VM with 3 partitions. One is the main partition, one is a small swap-space partition, and the last is a 3rd partition with 20 GB of storage space. I imagined these 3 would be ...
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Vmware Player 3.0 - cannot ping 32 bits guest from 64 bits (guest or host)

I'm stuck with what seems a bug in VmWare Player (build 203739). I'm using W7 Ultimate 64bits as host and have a CentOS 5.4 (64 bits) as a guest and a Windows XP Professional SP3 (32 bits) as another ...
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vmnet0 it not coming up in RHEL

I want to install vmplayer with bridging on RHEL 5 but somehow vmnet0 is not comming up when (ifconfig) i read some articles and it says that vmware bridging protocol may not be enbled on NICs. Can ...
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how to connect debian vmware from putty on the same pc

Hello all i install debian on vmware player , and its working fine now i like to connect with my putty to the vmware debian but i dont know how , when i do ifconfig -a im getting only my router ...
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How can I separate a VMWare Server from the host's MAC Address on my router?

I'm running a Debian LAMP Server in VMWare Player, using a bridged connection. However, on my router the VM is showing up with the same MAC Address... therefore I can't set the VM to a static ...
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Running both VMWare and VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Currently I use VMWare Player on Ubuntu 10.04 (64bit). Since I am not content with the performance of a virtual Windows XP machine, I'd like to test VirtualBox. Is it possible to install VirtualBox on ...
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How to connect to an Oracle Server hosted in VMPlayer, from a SqlDeveloper client on my local client machine

Disclaimer : I'm novice in Oracle configuration and I want understand why it does not work. Here is my configuration : My local machine : Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) My VM hosted on my local machine ...
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Is it possible to run a Windows 2003 x86 Virtual PC created by VMWare on Windows 7 64 bits?

Is it possible to run a Windows 2003 x86 Virtual PC created by VMWare on Windows 7 64 bits?
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VmWare Player Windows XP Performance

I am having a huge performance problem with my Windows Xp virtual machine. The mouse kind of stutters and disappears, then reappears, rapidly, repeatedly. It is crawling. The strange thing is that it ...
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nodejs server is not responding after a while

I've running a Ubuntu Server guest on my Windows Host (using VMware Player). My nodejs app starts with a upstart-forever script: description "My App" start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up ...
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Use ISPConfig3-Ubuntu-VMWare as DNS server for Windows 2008R2

I've set up a Loopback Adapter on my Windows with IP 125.0.0.1 in my Windows 2008 host, I've installed ISPConfig3 on Ubuntu-12.04-i386 (VMWare) using tutorial here . The IP for Ubuntu is ...