Getting Started with VMware Workstation
  Introduction and System Requirements
    Host System Requirements
      Processor Requirements for Host Systems
      Supported Host Operating Systems
      Memory Requirements for Host Systems
      Display Requirements for Host Systems
      Disk Drive Requirements for Host Systems
        Solid-State Drives
      Local Area Networking Requirements for Host Systems
      ALSA Requirements for Host Systems
      Help System Requirements
    Virtual Machine Features and Specifications
      Supported Guest Operating Systems
      Virtual Machine Processor Support
      Virtual Machine Chip Set and BIOS Support
      Virtual Machine Memory Allocation
      Virtual Machine Graphics and Keyboard Support
      Virtual Machine IDE Drive Support
      Virtual Machine SCSI Device Support
      Virtual Machine Floppy Drive Support
      Virtual Machine Serial and Parallel Port Support
      Virtual Machine USB Port Support
      Virtual Machine Mouse and Drawing Tablet Support
      Virtual Machine Ethernet Card Support
      Virtual Machine Networking Support
      Virtual Machine Sound Support
  Installing and Using Workstation
    Obtaining the Workstation Software and License Key
    Installing Workstation with Other VMware Products
    Reinstalling Workstation When Upgrading a Windows Host Operating System
    Installing the Integrated Virtual Debuggers for Eclipse and Visual Studio
    Installing Workstation
      Install Workstation on a Windows Host
      Run an Unattended Workstation Installation on a Windows Host
        REMOVE Property Values
        Installation Properties
      Install Workstation on a Linux Host
        Linux Command Line Installation Options
    Upgrading Workstation
      Prepare for an Upgrade
      Upgrade Workstation on a Windows Host
      Upgrade Workstation on a Linux Host
      Change the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
        Considerations for Changing the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
    Uninstalling Workstation
      Uninstall Workstation from a Windows Host
      Uninstall Workstation from a Linux Host
    Start Workstation
    Using the Workstation Window
      Use Virtual Machines in the Workstation Window
      Use the Virtual Machine Library
      Use the Thumbnail Bar
      Use the Status Bar
      Use Workstation Tabs
      Customize the Workstation Window
      Default Hot-Key Combinations
    Using the Workstation Online Help
  Creating Virtual Machines
    Understanding Virtual Machines
    Features of a Typical Virtual Machine
    Preparing to Create a Typical Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Guest Operating System
        Providing Easy Install Information
      Specifying the Virtual Machine Name and File Location
        Virtual Machines Directory
      Specifying Disk Capacity for a Virtual Machine
      Customizing Virtual Machine Hardware
      Worksheet for Creating a Typical Virtual Machine
    Create a Typical Virtual Machine
    Use Easy Install to Install a Guest Operating System
    Install a Guest Operating System Manually
    Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Manually Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Uninstall VMware Tools
    Install New Software in a Virtual Machine
  Using Virtual Machines
    Start a Virtual Machine
    Shut Down a Virtual Machine
    Pause and Unpause a Virtual Machine
      Pause Feature Restrictions and Limitations
    Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine
    Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature
      Drag-and-Drop Requirements and Restrictions
    Using the Copy and Paste Feature
      Copy and Paste Requirements and Restrictions
    Add a Host Printer to a Virtual Machine
    Use a Removable Device in a Virtual Machine
      Connecting USB Devices to Virtual Machines
      Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
    Changing the Virtual Machine Display
      Use Full Screen Mode
        Report Battery Information in the Guest
      Use Exclusive Mode
      Use Unity Mode
      Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine
        Limitations for Mutiple Monitors
      Use Multiple Monitors for Multiple Virtual Machines
    Using Folders to Manage Virtual Machines
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Folder
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Folder
      Manage Virtual Machines in a Folder
      Change the Power On Delay
      Convert a Team
    Taking Snapshots of Virtual Machines
      Using Snapshots to Preserve Virtual Machine States
      Using the Snapshot Manager
      Take a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Take or Revert to a Snapshot at Power Off
      Enable AutoProtect Snapshots
      Delete a Snapshot
    Closing Virtual Machines and Exiting Workstation
      Configure Virtual Machines to Always Run in the Background
      Start a Virtual Machine That Is Running in the Background
  Introduction and System Requirements
    Host System Requirements
      Processor Requirements for Host Systems
      Supported Host Operating Systems
      Memory Requirements for Host Systems
      Display Requirements for Host Systems
      Disk Drive Requirements for Host Systems
        Solid-State Drives
      Local Area Networking Requirements for Host Systems
      ALSA Requirements for Host Systems
      Help System Requirements
    Virtual Machine Features and Specifications
      Supported Guest Operating Systems
      Virtual Machine Processor Support
      Virtual Machine Chip Set and BIOS Support
      Virtual Machine Memory Allocation
      Virtual Machine Graphics and Keyboard Support
      Virtual Machine IDE Drive Support
      Virtual Machine SCSI Device Support
      Virtual Machine Floppy Drive Support
      Virtual Machine Serial and Parallel Port Support
      Virtual Machine USB Port Support
      Virtual Machine Mouse and Drawing Tablet Support
      Virtual Machine Ethernet Card Support
      Virtual Machine Networking Support
      Virtual Machine Sound Support
  Installing and Using Workstation
    Obtaining the Workstation Software and License Key
    Installing Workstation with Other VMware Products
    Reinstalling Workstation When Upgrading a Windows Host Operating System
    Installing the Integrated Virtual Debuggers for Eclipse and Visual Studio
    Installing Workstation
      Install Workstation on a Windows Host
      Run an Unattended Workstation Installation on a Windows Host
        REMOVE Property Values
        Installation Properties
      Install Workstation on a Linux Host
        Linux Command Line Installation Options
    Upgrading Workstation
      Prepare for an Upgrade
      Upgrade Workstation on a Windows Host
      Upgrade Workstation on a Linux Host
      Change the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
        Considerations for Changing the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
    Uninstalling Workstation
      Uninstall Workstation from a Windows Host
      Uninstall Workstation from a Linux Host
    Start Workstation
    Using the Workstation Window
      Use Virtual Machines in the Workstation Window
      Use the Virtual Machine Library
      Use the Thumbnail Bar
      Use the Status Bar
      Use Workstation Tabs
      Customize the Workstation Window
      Default Hot-Key Combinations
    Using the Workstation Online Help
  Creating Virtual Machines
    Understanding Virtual Machines
    Features of a Typical Virtual Machine
    Preparing to Create a Typical Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Guest Operating System
        Providing Easy Install Information
      Specifying the Virtual Machine Name and File Location
        Virtual Machines Directory
      Specifying Disk Capacity for a Virtual Machine
      Customizing Virtual Machine Hardware
      Worksheet for Creating a Typical Virtual Machine
    Create a Typical Virtual Machine
    Use Easy Install to Install a Guest Operating System
    Install a Guest Operating System Manually
    Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Manually Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Uninstall VMware Tools
    Install New Software in a Virtual Machine
  Using Virtual Machines
    Start a Virtual Machine
    Shut Down a Virtual Machine
    Pause and Unpause a Virtual Machine
      Pause Feature Restrictions and Limitations
    Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine
    Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature
      Drag-and-Drop Requirements and Restrictions
    Using the Copy and Paste Feature
      Copy and Paste Requirements and Restrictions
    Add a Host Printer to a Virtual Machine
    Use a Removable Device in a Virtual Machine
      Connecting USB Devices to Virtual Machines
      Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
    Changing the Virtual Machine Display
      Use Full Screen Mode
        Report Battery Information in the Guest
      Use Exclusive Mode
      Use Unity Mode
      Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine
        Limitations for Mutiple Monitors
      Use Multiple Monitors for Multiple Virtual Machines
    Using Folders to Manage Virtual Machines
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Folder
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Folder
      Manage Virtual Machines in a Folder
      Change the Power On Delay
      Convert a Team
    Taking Snapshots of Virtual Machines
      Using Snapshots to Preserve Virtual Machine States
      Using the Snapshot Manager
      Take a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Take or Revert to a Snapshot at Power Off
      Enable AutoProtect Snapshots
      Delete a Snapshot
    Closing Virtual Machines and Exiting Workstation
      Configure Virtual Machines to Always Run in the Background
      Start a Virtual Machine That Is Running in the Background
Using VMware Workstation
  Creating Virtual Machines
    Understanding Virtual Machines
    Preparing to Create a New Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Virtual Machine Configuration
      Selecting the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility Setting
      Selecting a Guest Operating System
        Providing Easy Install Information
      Specifying the Virtual Machine Name and File Location
        Virtual Machines Directory
        Shared Virtual Machines Directory
      Select the Number of Processors for a Virtual Machine
      Allocating Memory for a Virtual Machine
      Selecting the Network Connection Type for a Virtual Machine
      Selecting the I/O Controller Type for a Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Hard Disk for a Virtual Machine
        Selecting the Virtual Hard Disk Type for a Virtual Machine
        Selecting the Disk Mode
        Prepare to Use a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
        Specifying Disk Capacity for a Virtual Machine
          Disk Size Compatibility
        Specifying the Name and Location of Virtual Disk Files
      Customizing Virtual Machine Hardware
      Worksheet for Creating a Virtual Machine
    Create a New Virtual Machine on the Local Host
      Use Easy Install to Install a Guest Operating System
      Install a Guest Operating System Manually
      Installing a Guest Operating System on a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
    Cloning Virtual Machines
      Using Linked Clones
      Using Full Clones
      Enable Template Mode for a Parent Virtual Machine of Linked Clones
      Clone a Virtual Machine
    Virtualize a Physical Machine
      Prepare a Windows Physical Machine for Virtualization
      Troubleshoot Windows Authentication Problems During Physical Machine Virtualization
      Troubleshoot Windows Activation Problems
    Importing Virtual Machines
      Import a Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine
      Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine
      Import a Windows Virtual PC Virtual Machine
    Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Configure Automatic Software Updates
      Configure VMware Tools Updates for a Specific Virtual Machine
      Manually Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Uninstall VMware Tools
    Virtual Machine Files
  Using Virtual Machines
    Starting Virtual Machines
      Start a Virtual Machine
      Start a Virtual Machine That Is Running in the Background
      Stream a Virtual Machine from a Web Server
        Make a Virtual Machine Available for Streaming
      Enable Autologon in a Windows Virtual Machine
    Stopping Virtual Machines
      Shut Down a Virtual Machine
      Closing Virtual Machines and Exiting Workstation
        Configure Virtual Machines to Always Run in the Background
      Pause and Unpause a Virtual Machine
        Pause Feature Restrictions and Limitations
      Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine
        Using the Guest ACPI S1 Sleep Feature on Windows Hosts
    Transferring Files and Text
      Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature
        Drag-and-Drop Requirements and Restrictions
        Disable the Drag-and-Drop Feature
      Using the Copy and Paste Feature
        Copy and Paste Requirements and Restrictions
        Disable the Copy and Paste Feature
      Using Shared Folders
        Guest Operating Systems that Support Shared Folders
        Enable a Shared Folder for a Virtual Machine
        Enable Shared Folders for Virtual Machines Created By Other Users
        View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest
        Mounting Shared Folders in a Linux Guest
          Optimizing Read and Write Access to Shared Files on Linux
          Using Permissions to Restrict Access to Shared Files in a Linux Guest
        Change Shared Folder Properties
        Change the Folders That a Virtual Machine Can Share
        Disable Folder Sharing for a Virtual Machine
      Mapping a Virtual Disk to the Host System
        Map or Mount a Virtual Disk to a Drive on the Host System
        Disconnect a Virtual Disk from the Host System
    Add a Host Printer to a Virtual Machine
    Using Removable Devices in Virtual Machines
      Use a Removable Device in a Virtual Machine
      Connecting USB Devices to Virtual Machines
        Installing USB Drivers on Windows Hosts
        Disable Automatic Connection of USB Devices
        Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
        Connect USB HIDs to a Virtual Machine
        Install a PDA Driver and Synchronize With a Virtual Machine
      Troubleshooting USB Device Control Sharing
        Troubleshoot USB Device Control Issues on a Linux Host
      Using Smart Cards in Virtual Machines
        Use a Smart Card in a Virtual Machine
        Disable Smart Card Sharing
        Switch to a Virtual Smart Card Reader on a Linux Host
    Changing the Virtual Machine Display
      Use Full Screen Mode
        Report Battery Information in the Guest
      Use Exclusive Mode
      Use Unity Mode
        Create Virtual Machine Application Shortcuts on the Host in Unity Mode
      Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine
        Limitations for Mutiple Monitors
      Use Multiple Monitors for Multiple Virtual Machines
      Fit the Workstation Console to the Guest Operating System Display
        Considerations for Resizing Displays in Linux Virtual Machines
        Considerations for Resizing Displays in Solaris Virtual Machines
        Working with Nonstandard Resolutions
    Using Folders to Manage Virtual Machines
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Folder
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Folder
      Manage Virtual Machines in a Folder
      Change the Power On Delay
      Convert a Team
    Taking Snapshots of Virtual Machines
      Using Snapshots to Preserve Virtual Machine States
      Using the Snapshot Manager
      Take a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Take or Revert to a Snapshot at Power Off
      Enable AutoProtect Snapshots
      Enable Background Snapshots
      Exclude a Virtual Disk from Snapshots
      Delete a Snapshot
      Troubleshooting Snapshot Problems
        Guest Operating System Has Startup Problems
        Take Snapshot Option Is Disabled
        Performance Is Slow When You Take a Snapshot
    Install New Software in a Virtual Machine
      Disable Acceleration if a Program Does Not Run
    Share Tablet Sensor Data with Windows 8 Guests
    Take a Screenshot of a Virtual Machine
    Delete a Virtual Machine
  Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
    Configure Power Options and Power Control Settings
    Set Workstation Display Preferences
    Configure Display Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Prepare the Host System to Use DirectX 9 Accelerated Graphics
    Set Preferences for Unity Mode
    Setting Screen Color Depth
    Using Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
      Override the ALSA Library Version Requirement for a Virtual Machine
      Obtain ALSA Sound Card Information
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Use an ALSA Sound Card
    Encrypting and Restricting Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Encryption Limitations
      Encrypt and Restrict a Virtual Machine
        Restricted Virtual Machine Expiration
      Remove Encryption from a Virtual Machine
      Change the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine
    Moving Virtual Machines
      Move a Virtual Machine to a New Location or Host
        Limitations of Moving a Virtual Machine to a Different Host
        Moving Linked Clones
      Use a Virtual Machine in VMware Player
      Configure a Virtual Machine for Compatibility
      Using the Virtual Machine UUID
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Always Receive a New UUID
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Keep the Same UUID
        Override the Generated UUID for a Virtual Machine
    Configure a Virtual Machine as a VNC Server
      Specify a Language Keyboard Map for VNC Clients
        Language Codes
      Use a VNC Client to Connect to a Virtual Machine
      View VNC Connections for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
      Considerations for Changing the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
    Clean Up a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows Hosts
    Export a Virtual Machine to OVF Format
    Writing and Debugging Applications That Run In Virtual Machines
      Debugging Over a Virtual Serial Port
        Debug an Application in a Virtual Machine from a Windows Host
        Debug an Application in a Virtual Machine from Another Virtual Machine
  Configuring and Managing Devices
    Configuring DVD, CD-ROM, and Floppy Drives
      Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Configure Legacy Emulation Mode for a DVD or CD-ROM Drive
    Configuring a USB Controller
      Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
      Enable Support for Isochronous USB Devices
    Configuring and Maintaining Virtual Hard Disks
      Configuring a Virtual Hard Disk
        Growing and Allocating Virtual Disk Storage Space
        Add a New Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Add an Existing Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
      Compact a Virtual Hard Disk
      Expand a Virtual Hard Disk
      Defragment a Virtual Hard Disk
      Remove a Virtual Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
      Using Virtual Disk Manager
      Using Legacy Virtual Disks
      Using Lock Files to Prevent Consistency Problems on Virtual Hard Disks
      Moving a Virtual Hard Disk to a New Location
    Adding a Physical Disk to a Virtual Machine
      Prepare to Use a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
      Add a Physical Disk to an Existing Virtual Machine
    Configuring Virtual Ports
      Add a Virtual Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Configure a Virtual Parallel Port on a Linux 2.6.x Kernel Host
      Configure Permissions for a Parallel Port Device on a Linux Host
      Troubleshoot ECR Errors for Parallel Ports
      Add a Virtual Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
      Change the Input Speed of a Serial Connection
    Configuring Generic SCSI Devices
      Add a Generic SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
      Install the BusLogic Driver in a Windows NT 4.0 Guest
      Avoiding Concurrent Access Problems for SCSI Devices on Linux Hosts
      Troubleshoot Problems Detecting Generic SCSI Devices
    Configuring Eight-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Configure Eight-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Use a Virtual Machine That Has More Than Eight Virtual Processors
    Configuring Keyboard Features
      Use the Enhanced Virtual Keyboard Feature in a Virtual Machine
        Install the Enhanced Keyboard Driver on a Windows Host
      Change Hot-Key Combinations for Common Operations
        Default Hot-Key Combinations
        Use Ctrl+Alt in a Key Combination
      Change Hot-Key Combinations for Unity Mode
      Configure Keyboard Mapping for a Remote X Server
        Understanding X-Key Codes and Keysyms
      Change How a Specific Key Is Mapped
      Configure How Keysyms Are Mapped
      V-Scan Code Table
    Modify Hardware Settings for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Network Connections
    Understanding Virtual Networking Components
    Understanding Common Networking Configurations
    Changing the Default Networking Configuration
      Add a Virtual Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Modify an Existing Virtual Network Adapter for a Virtual Machine
      Disconnect a Host Virtual Network Adapter
      Configure Bandwidth and Packet Loss Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Bridged Networking
      Assigning IP Addresses in a Bridged Networking Environment
      Add a Bridged Network
      Configure Bridged Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
      Change VMnet0 Bridged Networking Settings
    Configuring Network Address Translation
      Features and Limitations of NAT Configurations
        Understanding DHCP in a NAT Configuration
        Understanding the NAT Device
        Accessing External Networks from a NAT Network
      Change NAT Settings on a Windows Host
        NAT Settings
      Editing the NAT Configuration File
        NAT Configuration File Sections
        Sample Linux nat.conf File
      Using NAT with NetLogon
        Use NAT to Connect to an Existing WINS Server on the Host
        Configure the IP Address of a WINS Server Manually
      Specifying Connections from Source Ports Below 1024
    Configuring Host-Only Networking
      Add a Host-Only Network
      Configure Host-Only Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
      Set Up Routing Between Two Host-Only Networks
      Avoiding IP Packet Leakage in Host-Only Networks
        Disable Packet Forwarding on a Windows Host
        Disable Packet Forwarding on a Linux Host
      Controlling Routing Information for Host-Only Networks on Linux
      Using DHCP and DDNS with Host-Only Networking on Linux
        Troubleshooting DHCPD Problems on a Linux Host
    Assigning IP Addresses in Host-Only Networks and NAT Configurations
      Change DHCP Settings for a Host-Only or NAT Network on a Windows Host
      Change the Subnet Settings for a Host-Only or NAT Network on a Windows Host
      Change the Subnet IP Address for a Host-Only or NAT Network on a Linux Host
        Editing the DHCP Server Configuration File
      DHCP Conventions for Assigning IP Addresses in Host-Only and NAT Networks
    Configuring LAN Segments
      Create a LAN Segment for a Virtual Machine
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Use a LAN Segment
      Delete a LAN Segment
    Configuring Samba for Workstation
      Add Users to the Samba Password File
      Use a Samba Server for Bridged or Host-Only Networking
      Use Samba Without Network Access
    Using Virtual Network Adapters in Promiscuous Mode on Linux Hosts
    Maintaining and Changing MAC Addresses for Virtual Machines
      Change the MAC Address for a Virtual Machine
      Manually Assign a MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
    Sample Custom Networking Configuration
      Create the Sample Custom Networking Configuration
  Using Remote Connections and Sharing Virtual Machines
    Understanding VMware Workstation Server
      Configure Virtual Machine Sharing and Remote Access
      Replace the Default Certificate for VMware Workstation Server
      Shared Virtual Machines Directory
      VMware Workstation Server Log Files
    Connect to a Remote Server
      Interacting with Remote Hosts and Virtual Machines
      Disable the Prompt to Save Remote Login Information
      Remove Saved Login and Exception Information for Remote Servers
    Disconnect from a Remote Server
    Creating and Managing Shared Virtual Machines
      Convert or Clone a Standard Virtual Machine to a Shared Virtual Machine
      Create a New Shared Virtual Machine
      Stop Sharing a Virtual Machine
      View the Status of Shared and Remote Virtual Machines
    Upload a Virtual Machine to a Remote Server
    Download a Virtual Machine from a Remote Server
    Create a Virtual Machine on a Remote Host
    Configure Shared and Remote Virtual Machines to Start with the Host
    Using Roles to Assign Privileges
      Default System Roles
      Create a Role
      Edit a Role
      Clone a Role
      Remove a Role
    Using Permissions to Restrict Users
      Add a Permission
      Edit a Permission
      Remove a Permission
  Using the vmware Command
    Run the vmware Command
      vmware Command Options
    Incorporate Workstation Startup Options in a Windows Shortcut
  Creating Virtual Machines
    Understanding Virtual Machines
    Preparing to Create a New Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Virtual Machine Configuration
      Selecting the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility Setting
      Selecting a Guest Operating System
        Providing Easy Install Information
      Specifying the Virtual Machine Name and File Location
        Virtual Machines Directory
        Shared Virtual Machines Directory
      Select the Number of Processors for a Virtual Machine
      Allocating Memory for a Virtual Machine
      Selecting the Network Connection Type for a Virtual Machine
      Selecting the I/O Controller Type for a Virtual Machine
      Selecting a Hard Disk for a Virtual Machine
        Selecting the Virtual Hard Disk Type for a Virtual Machine
        Selecting the Disk Mode
        Prepare to Use a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
        Specifying Disk Capacity for a Virtual Machine
          Disk Size Compatibility
        Specifying the Name and Location of Virtual Disk Files
      Customizing Virtual Machine Hardware
      Worksheet for Creating a Virtual Machine
    Create a New Virtual Machine on the Local Host
      Use Easy Install to Install a Guest Operating System
      Install a Guest Operating System Manually
      Installing a Guest Operating System on a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
    Cloning Virtual Machines
      Using Linked Clones
      Using Full Clones
      Enable Template Mode for a Parent Virtual Machine of Linked Clones
      Clone a Virtual Machine
    Virtualize a Physical Machine
      Prepare a Windows Physical Machine for Virtualization
      Troubleshoot Windows Authentication Problems During Physical Machine Virtualization
      Troubleshoot Windows Activation Problems
    Importing Virtual Machines
      Import a Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine
      Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine
      Import a Windows Virtual PC Virtual Machine
    Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Configure Automatic Software Updates
      Configure VMware Tools Updates for a Specific Virtual Machine
      Manually Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Uninstall VMware Tools
    Virtual Machine Files
  Using Virtual Machines
    Starting Virtual Machines
      Start a Virtual Machine
      Start a Virtual Machine That Is Running in the Background
      Stream a Virtual Machine from a Web Server
        Make a Virtual Machine Available for Streaming
      Enable Autologon in a Windows Virtual Machine
    Stopping Virtual Machines
      Shut Down a Virtual Machine
      Closing Virtual Machines and Exiting Workstation
        Configure Virtual Machines to Always Run in the Background
      Pause and Unpause a Virtual Machine
        Pause Feature Restrictions and Limitations
      Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine
        Using the Guest ACPI S1 Sleep Feature on Windows Hosts
    Transferring Files and Text
      Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature
        Drag-and-Drop Requirements and Restrictions
        Disable the Drag-and-Drop Feature
      Using the Copy and Paste Feature
        Copy and Paste Requirements and Restrictions
        Disable the Copy and Paste Feature
      Using Shared Folders
        Guest Operating Systems that Support Shared Folders
        Enable a Shared Folder for a Virtual Machine
        Enable Shared Folders for Virtual Machines Created By Other Users
        View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest
        Mounting Shared Folders in a Linux Guest
          Optimizing Read and Write Access to Shared Files on Linux
          Using Permissions to Restrict Access to Shared Files in a Linux Guest
        Change Shared Folder Properties
        Change the Folders That a Virtual Machine Can Share
        Disable Folder Sharing for a Virtual Machine
      Mapping a Virtual Disk to the Host System
        Map or Mount a Virtual Disk to a Drive on the Host System
        Disconnect a Virtual Disk from the Host System
    Add a Host Printer to a Virtual Machine
    Using Removable Devices in Virtual Machines
      Use a Removable Device in a Virtual Machine
      Connecting USB Devices to Virtual Machines
        Installing USB Drivers on Windows Hosts
        Disable Automatic Connection of USB Devices
        Mount the USB File System on a Linux Host
        Connect USB HIDs to a Virtual Machine
        Install a PDA Driver and Synchronize With a Virtual Machine
      Troubleshooting USB Device Control Sharing
        Troubleshoot USB Device Control Issues on a Linux Host
      Using Smart Cards in Virtual Machines
        Use a Smart Card in a Virtual Machine
        Disable Smart Card Sharing
        Switch to a Virtual Smart Card Reader on a Linux Host
    Changing the Virtual Machine Display
      Use Full Screen Mode
        Report Battery Information in the Guest
      Use Exclusive Mode
      Use Unity Mode
        Create Virtual Machine Application Shortcuts on the Host in Unity Mode
      Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine
        Limitations for Mutiple Monitors
      Use Multiple Monitors for Multiple Virtual Machines
      Fit the Workstation Console to the Guest Operating System Display
        Considerations for Resizing Displays in Linux Virtual Machines
        Considerations for Resizing Displays in Solaris Virtual Machines
        Working with Nonstandard Resolutions
    Using Folders to Manage Virtual Machines
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Folder
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Folder
      Manage Virtual Machines in a Folder
      Change the Power On Delay
      Convert a Team
    Taking Snapshots of Virtual Machines
      Using Snapshots to Preserve Virtual Machine States
      Using the Snapshot Manager
      Take a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Take or Revert to a Snapshot at Power Off
      Enable AutoProtect Snapshots
      Enable Background Snapshots
      Exclude a Virtual Disk from Snapshots
      Delete a Snapshot
      Troubleshooting Snapshot Problems
        Guest Operating System Has Startup Problems
        Take Snapshot Option Is Disabled
        Performance Is Slow When You Take a Snapshot
    Install New Software in a Virtual Machine
      Disable Acceleration if a Program Does Not Run
    Share Tablet Sensor Data with Windows 8 Guests
    Take a Screenshot of a Virtual Machine
    Delete a Virtual Machine
  Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
    Configure Power Options and Power Control Settings
    Set Workstation Display Preferences
    Configure Display Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Prepare the Host System to Use DirectX 9 Accelerated Graphics
    Set Preferences for Unity Mode
    Setting Screen Color Depth
    Using Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
      Override the ALSA Library Version Requirement for a Virtual Machine
      Obtain ALSA Sound Card Information
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Use an ALSA Sound Card
    Encrypting and Restricting Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Encryption Limitations
      Encrypt and Restrict a Virtual Machine
        Restricted Virtual Machine Expiration
      Remove Encryption from a Virtual Machine
      Change the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine
    Moving Virtual Machines
      Move a Virtual Machine to a New Location or Host
        Limitations of Moving a Virtual Machine to a Different Host
        Moving Linked Clones
      Use a Virtual Machine in VMware Player
      Configure a Virtual Machine for Compatibility
      Using the Virtual Machine UUID
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Always Receive a New UUID
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Keep the Same UUID
        Override the Generated UUID for a Virtual Machine
    Configure a Virtual Machine as a VNC Server
      Specify a Language Keyboard Map for VNC Clients
        Language Codes
      Use a VNC Client to Connect to a Virtual Machine
      View VNC Connections for a Virtual Machine
    Change the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
      Considerations for Changing the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
    Clean Up a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows Hosts
    Export a Virtual Machine to OVF Format
    Writing and Debugging Applications That Run In Virtual Machines
      Debugging Over a Virtual Serial Port
        Debug an Application in a Virtual Machine from a Windows Host
        Debug an Application in a Virtual Machine from Another Virtual Machine
  Configuring and Managing Devices
    Configuring DVD, CD-ROM, and Floppy Drives
      Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
      Configure Legacy Emulation Mode for a DVD or CD-ROM Drive
    Configuring a USB Controller
      Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
      Enable Support for Isochronous USB Devices
    Configuring and Maintaining Virtual Hard Disks
      Configuring a Virtual Hard Disk
        Growing and Allocating Virtual Disk Storage Space
        Add a New Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Add an Existing Virtual Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
      Compact a Virtual Hard Disk
      Expand a Virtual Hard Disk
      Defragment a Virtual Hard Disk
      Remove a Virtual Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
      Using Virtual Disk Manager
      Using Legacy Virtual Disks
      Using Lock Files to Prevent Consistency Problems on Virtual Hard Disks
      Moving a Virtual Hard Disk to a New Location
    Adding a Physical Disk to a Virtual Machine
      Prepare to Use a Physical Disk or Unused Partition
      Add a Physical Disk to an Existing Virtual Machine
    Configuring Virtual Ports
      Add a Virtual Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Configure a Virtual Parallel Port on a Linux 2.6.x Kernel Host
      Configure Permissions for a Parallel Port Device on a Linux Host
      Troubleshoot ECR Errors for Parallel Ports
      Add a Virtual Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
      Change the Input Speed of a Serial Connection
    Configuring Generic SCSI Devices
      Add a Generic SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
      Install the BusLogic Driver in a Windows NT 4.0 Guest
      Avoiding Concurrent Access Problems for SCSI Devices on Linux Hosts
      Troubleshoot Problems Detecting Generic SCSI Devices
    Configuring Eight-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Configure Eight-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing
      Use a Virtual Machine That Has More Than Eight Virtual Processors
    Configuring Keyboard Features
      Use the Enhanced Virtual Keyboard Feature in a Virtual Machine
        Install the Enhanced Keyboard Driver on a Windows Host
      Change Hot-Key Combinations for Common Operations
        Default Hot-Key Combinations
        Use Ctrl+Alt in a Key Combination
      Change Hot-Key Combinations for Unity Mode
      Configure Keyboard Mapping for a Remote X Server
        Understanding X-Key Codes and Keysyms
      Change How a Specific Key Is Mapped
      Configure How Keysyms Are Mapped
      V-Scan Code Table
    Modify Hardware Settings for a Virtual Machine
  Configuring Network Connections
    Understanding Virtual Networking Components
    Understanding Common Networking Configurations
    Changing the Default Networking Configuration
      Add a Virtual Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Modify an Existing Virtual Network Adapter for a Virtual Machine
      Disconnect a Host Virtual Network Adapter
      Configure Bandwidth and Packet Loss Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Bridged Networking
      Assigning IP Addresses in a Bridged Networking Environment
      Add a Bridged Network
      Configure Bridged Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
      Change VMnet0 Bridged Networking Settings
    Configuring Network Address Translation
      Features and Limitations of NAT Configurations
        Understanding DHCP in a NAT Configuration
        Understanding the NAT Device
        Accessing External Networks from a NAT Network
      Change NAT Settings on a Windows Host
        NAT Settings
      Editing the NAT Configuration File
        NAT Configuration File Sections
        Sample Linux nat.conf File
      Using NAT with NetLogon
        Use NAT to Connect to an Existing WINS Server on the Host
        Configure the IP Address of a WINS Server Manually
      Specifying Connections from Source Ports Below 1024
    Configuring Host-Only Networking
      Add a Host-Only Network
      Configure Host-Only Networking for an Existing Virtual Machine
      Set Up Routing Between Two Host-Only Networks
      Avoiding IP Packet Leakage in Host-Only Networks
        Disable Packet Forwarding on a Windows Host
        Disable Packet Forwarding on a Linux Host
      Controlling Routing Information for Host-Only Networks on Linux
      Using DHCP and DDNS with Host-Only Networking on Linux
        Troubleshooting DHCPD Problems on a Linux Host
    Assigning IP Addresses in Host-Only Networks and NAT Configurations
      Change DHCP Settings for a Host-Only or NAT Network on a Windows Host
      Change the Subnet Settings for a Host-Only or NAT Network on a Windows Host
      Change the Subnet IP Address for a Host-Only or NAT Network on a Linux Host
        Editing the DHCP Server Configuration File
      DHCP Conventions for Assigning IP Addresses in Host-Only and NAT Networks
    Configuring LAN Segments
      Create a LAN Segment for a Virtual Machine
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Use a LAN Segment
      Delete a LAN Segment
    Configuring Samba for Workstation
      Add Users to the Samba Password File
      Use a Samba Server for Bridged or Host-Only Networking
      Use Samba Without Network Access
    Using Virtual Network Adapters in Promiscuous Mode on Linux Hosts
    Maintaining and Changing MAC Addresses for Virtual Machines
      Change the MAC Address for a Virtual Machine
      Manually Assign a MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
    Sample Custom Networking Configuration
      Create the Sample Custom Networking Configuration
  Using Remote Connections and Sharing Virtual Machines
    Understanding VMware Workstation Server
      Configure Virtual Machine Sharing and Remote Access
      Replace the Default Certificate for VMware Workstation Server
      Shared Virtual Machines Directory
      VMware Workstation Server Log Files
    Connect to a Remote Server
      Interacting with Remote Hosts and Virtual Machines
      Disable the Prompt to Save Remote Login Information
      Remove Saved Login and Exception Information for Remote Servers
    Disconnect from a Remote Server
    Creating and Managing Shared Virtual Machines
      Convert or Clone a Standard Virtual Machine to a Shared Virtual Machine
      Create a New Shared Virtual Machine
      Stop Sharing a Virtual Machine
      View the Status of Shared and Remote Virtual Machines
    Upload a Virtual Machine to a Remote Server
    Download a Virtual Machine from a Remote Server
    Create a Virtual Machine on a Remote Host
    Configure Shared and Remote Virtual Machines to Start with the Host
    Using Roles to Assign Privileges
      Default System Roles
      Create a Role
      Edit a Role
      Clone a Role
      Remove a Role
    Using Permissions to Restrict Users
      Add a Permission
      Edit a Permission
      Remove a Permission
  Using the vmware Command
    Run the vmware Command
      vmware Command Options
    Incorporate Workstation Startup Options in a Windows Shortcut
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