1.    28 Mar 2017 #1

    Vmware update (workstation) 12..5.5 + vmplayer available


    Hi there

    VMware users

    an update both for Windows and Linux hosts is available - workstation 12.5.5

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    03 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Thanks for the update note. Btw is there anyway to create a desktop shortcut directly to the VM on the free version or is that just avaliable on the paid version?
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  3.    03 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPond View Post
    Thanks for the update note. Btw is there anyway to create a desktop shortcut directly to the VM on the free version or is that just avaliable on the paid version?
    @JPond

    Should have created one when it installed, if you checked that option (can't remember if there is an option).. but if not:

    Navigate to the .exe in Program Files (x86), right click, send to, Desktop (create shortcut)...

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  4.    03 Apr 2017 #4
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    @f14tomcat That creates a shortcut to the Player which then loads up and I have to select the VM. It doesnt launch the VM directly on a shortcut.
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  5.    03 Apr 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPond View Post
    @f14tomcat That creates a shortcut to the Player which then loads up and I have to select the VM. It doesnt launch the VM directly on a shortcut.
    @JPond

    Oops! Sorry, misunderstood.

    I just did the same thing with the configuration file of the VM I wanted. And the Desktop shortcut opened it up and ran.

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  6.    03 Apr 2017 #6
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    @f14tomcat That did it. Many thanks.
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  7.    03 Apr 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPond View Post
    @f14tomcat That did it. Many thanks.
    You're welcome, Sir!
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