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Christopher Price
Christopher Price

Vmware Workstation Player Pro

WE are thinking about new concept for Virtual PC central management and because Horizon Flex is not a case anymore, I am thinking If I will be able to have some dedicated administrators with Workstation Pro and then end-users with just player (to run centrally provided machines created via Workstation Pro)

Vmware workstation player pro

About VMware VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

There was a free VMware Player distinct from Workstation, with similar but reduced functionality, until VMware Player v7, Workstation v11. In 2015 the two packages were combined as VMware Workstation 12, with a free VMware Workstation Player version which, on purchase of a player license key granted commercial use. However, purchase of a pro license key became the higher specification VMware Workstation Pro.[106] VMware Workstation Player, like VMware Player[107] before it, is free of charge for non-commercial use, or for distribution or other use by written agreement.[6][108] Workstation Pro is also available for download for a 30 day free trial period, and is easily confused with Workstation Player, which is an unlimited-time restricted-functionality version.

VMware Workstation Pro and VMware workstation player are the industry standard desktop virtualization for running multiple operating systems as virtual machine on a desktop, laptop or even in your tablet running with windows or linux. Lot of developers, IT professionals and system administrators uses workstation pro and workstation player to run multiple guest operating systems on the single PC or laptop t be more agile, highly productive and more secure. Workstation products allows us to test almost any operating system and application in the local desktop/PC and laptop without need of any additional hardware or servers. In this article, I am going to compare the features between VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Workstation Player. Similar to that, One of the best comparison article is VMware vs Hyper-V

VMware Workstation player installs on top of the operating system like any standard desktop application. Workstation player allows you to install new operating systems as virtual machines in a separate window. VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a desktop virtualization application that is available for free for personal use. A Commercial License can be applied to enable Workstation Player to run Restricted Virtual Machines created by VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro.

I hope this article helps us to understand the basic information between VMware workstation pro and VMware workstation player and also feature comparison between VMware workstation pro and VMware workstation player. Thanks for reading!!. Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.

I have a virtual machine I've been using in vmWare Workstation Player 12 for a couple years. I'd like to get Workstation Pro 14, but before I do, is there a special process for migrating a vm from player 12 to pro 14?

You can install VMware workstation or player on Kali Linux, allowing you to use Virtual Machines (VMs) inside of Kali Linux. However if you wish to use Kali Linux as a virtual machine, you will want our Kali Linux Guest VMware guide.

Seeing as this is an issue with VMWare + Hyper-V integration, it would seem that Microsoft has a role to play in fixing this, since this integration was a joint project between Microsoft and VMWare (see: -workstation-now-supports-hyper-v-mode.html), and it no longer works correctly due to patches that Microsoft introduced.

Also tried: Disabling Hyper V through powershell: no difference Enabling Hyper V through powershell: no difference Tried disabling suspend mode for the vm ( -autosuspend-vmware-workstation-player/): No difference Disable VBS: No difference (Kindly check by disabling VBS From the Windows Settings and perform the following steps to disable VBS from the Settings app.

I tried all the commands mentioned in your article and it still doesnt work. Have tried different version of VMware workstations like 12,14,15,5,5 and 16 pro with different OS offered by Azure like Windows N Pro, Windows 10 20H2 and Windows 2012/2016. It still gives the same error on workstation ad well as player.

VMware Workstation helps organizations deploy many applications and operating system workloads on a single server. Thus, it helps in better resource management. The workstation is an efficient and advisable solution for local desktop virtualization as it lets you securely run an additional operating system as a VM on a single computer.

Once you have installed Vagrant and Vagrant VMware Utility, you can easily install the Vagrant plugin vagrant-vmware-desktop with the following command:

To search for VMware Workstation Pro 16 Vagrant Boxes, select vmware as the Provider, type in the name of the operating system you want to search for, and press .

You can also specify which network card to use(in case you have multiple) in the virtual network configurator:Unfortunately, this option is only available in the VMWare16 workstation, not in the Player


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