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All posts listed under this category relate to Desktop products, including VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion.

Disable Promiscous Mode Authentication VMware Fusion

Disable Promiscous Mode Authentication VMware Fusion

Recently I have been doing a lot of testing and work in VMware Fusion (Version 8.1).  However everytime I power on a VM that needs promiscous mode, I am presented with a prompt “A Virtual Machine is attempting to monitor all Network Traffic” and I have to enter my password. This is starting to become frustrating, so I decided I needed to find a way to disable this Authentication request for Fusion. The easiest way is to simply enter a command in the terminal app. sudo touch "/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/promiscAuthorized" Make sure Fusion is closed when you run the command. Once you have run the command, close the terminal window and open the VMware Fusion app again. You will now be able to power on all your VMs without ever being prompted for a password again.

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Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu :: How To

This is a quick How to Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu is a relatively straight forward task. However as I am not a Linux expert (I much prefer Windows and not ashamed to admit it), I had to do a very tiny amount of head scratching.  So it doesn’t happen again I have wrote this article for my own reference. The following steps are how I installed Workstation on Ubuntu Download the installer from VMware’s website.  The build number I downloaded was 1031769 Once downloaded open a terminal session and navigate to the location of the installation bundle. Run the command: sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle This sets the permissions on the installation file to be executable. (This was the step that caused me to scratch my head for a few minutes.) Run the command: sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle Follow the on screen installation wizard Installation is complete

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Download link for VMware View Client

People keep asking on a regular basis, where can we download the View Client. This is the currently latest version available (at time of writing). Follow this link to the download http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/view_460_clients_en/ZEB3YnRkcEBiZCpqag== This link will take you to the View 4.6 download page, which includes the current supported MAC version http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/view_500_clients_en/dCV0YnQqJWhidGVkdA== This link will take you to the View 5.0 download page.

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How To: Reconfigure VMware Fusion after Boot Camp re-install

I had a major issue with Boot Camp today on my Mac.  After re-creating the Boot Camp partition and re-installing Windows, VMware Fusion could no longer boot that VM. The Cause: Shrank the Mac partition and created a new FAT32 partition that could be shared between my Mac and Windows.  What happened next was a disaster, Boot Camp could no longer boot from the Windows Partition.  After lots of trials and trying Windows repairs, I gave up and deleted the Boot Camp and FAT32 partitions and started from fresh.  Re-installed Windows using Boot Camp and configured.  When I then returned to my Mac and opened up Fusion, it was still trying to boot into the old Boot Camp partition. The Fix: Navigate to /Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines Under this folder is a folder called Boot Camp. Delete this folder and re-boot. Once you have re-started Fusion, your Boot Camp VM […]

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VMware Fusion 3.1 released

VMware has released its new version of Fusion, 3.1. It has lots of new features which have been listed below. For more information visit the VMware Fusion Webpage Improved Overall Performance – 35% Faster than VMware Fusion 3.0 *Reduced time for suspending virtual machines *Faster Windows application launch times *Greatly improved scrolling speeds in Windows Vista and Windows 7 with Mac OS X 10.6.3 2D/3D Graphics Improvements – Up to 5X Better 3D Graphics than VMware Fusion 3.0 *OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista *OpenGL 2.1 for Windows 7 *Greatly improved graphics performance *Aero is much faster on Windows Vista and Windows 7 *Some games up to 10x faster than VMware Fusion 3.0 with VMware Fusion 3.1 and latest Mac OS X release *Greatly improved scrolling speeds in Windows Vista and Windows 7 with Mac OS X 10.6.3 Unity Improvements *Minimizing Unity apps to the dock now shows app contents *Works […]

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