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  • Starting in background a VM

    HI

    Using a Windows 7 SP1 host, how do I start in background a VM created with Workstation 8.x?

    THANKS

    BYE
    balubeto

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    Re: Starting in background a VM

    Im not sure what you mean by "in the background".

    You're going to need something like VMware Workstation or VMware Player installed to run your VM.
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    • #3
      Re: Starting in background a VM

      Originally posted by scott28tt View Post
      Im not sure what you mean by "in the background".

      You're going to need something like VMware Workstation or VMware Player installed to run your VM.
      Really, I meant if there was a command to start, locally, a VM and put it in the background without also starting Workstation 8.x.


      THANKS


      BYE
      balubeto

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      • #4
        Re: Starting in background a VM

        Im not sure where you are looking for and especially why, but try this:
        From the Command line, browse to the VMware Workstation folder and run the vmrun.exe command.

        For example from the vmrun.exe help
        Starting a virtual machine with Workstation on a Windows host
        vmrun -T ws start "c:\my VMs\myVM.vmx"
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        • #5
          Re: Starting in background a VM

          you would still need to have the vmware workstation/server processes running, if only as "services"

          Vmware Server runs in the background on my laptop. I don't know it's there unless I use the web interface.
          i have no experience with vmware deskto though
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