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Old 06-07-2006, 04:28 PM
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Lightbulb Feature Req: VMWare Player

I tried searching for VMWare and VMWare Player, and unfortunately, nothing appeared in the results.

What I would like to see is the ability of controlling the VMWare Player that you can download for free off of VMWare site.

This is just the player, as opposed to the full Workstation.

I tried using the VMWare Workstation Step (and editting the Override Executible program name), however, this passes extra information to the command line that the player doesn't understand (ie: Start, Stop, List, etc).

Other than that, I got nothing bad to say about this!

Thanks for listening!

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Old 06-08-2006, 09:56 AM
kinook kinook is online now
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I don't believe VMWare Player accepts any parameters other than the machine to run. So just use a Run Program action like:

"%ProgramFiles%\Vmware\Vmware Player\VMPlayer.exe" "c:\path\to\vm.vmx"

You could also wrap this in a user action pretty easily if you want:

Admin note: Implemented in v7
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:35 AM
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Ya, I thought about that on my way home last night --- I could have saved myself some trouble by doing a "run cmd" action instead.

Ironically, this becomes moot for me as I now require Workstation to update my snapshots :-P

Thanks for the feedback!

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