Does anyone know how to run applications hosted on a client VM from an icon created on the host computer?

For example I want to run IE8 installed on the client VM on my host XP computer running IE6. I cant update to IE6 on the host because of compliance issues. I'm trying to do this with VMWare Workstation 7.

  • Easy with *nix-to-*nix (except OS X as remote), trickier with *nix-to-Windows, awful otherwise. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 13 '10 at 16:24
  • Thanks for commenting. Not sure it counts as a helpful answer. – user40470 Apr 13 '10 at 18:15

if you mean fully integrated in the host environnement, you would install at first wmare tools and place you guest system in unity mode (i think it is called like that). i've done this using vmware workstation on Linux with Windows Guest system

  • Thank you for your help. This should work. I'm trying it out now. – user40470 Apr 13 '10 at 16:52
  • Do you know if the util "vmware-unity-helper.exe" works in Windows? I found post that say that it only works with linux but that was for version 6.5 and I'm running 7. I'm not sure if it's now supported in 7 though. Thanks again. – user40470 Apr 13 '10 at 18:03

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