You can start a virtual machine that is running in the background when Workstation is not started.

Set the virtual machine to run in the background. See Closing Virtual Machines and Exiting Workstation.

1

On the host system, click the virtual machine status icon that is located in the notification area of the taskbar.

A list of the virtual machines that are running in the background appears in a tooltip. The list contains the virtual machines that belong to the currently logged in user.

2

Select a virtual machine from the list in the tooltip.

Workstation starts and displays the console view of the virtual machine.