VMware Fusion: Not Enough Physical Memory
Nov18

VMware Fusion: Not Enough Physical Memory

KB ID 0001715 Problem I upgraded to macOS Big Sur this week, and was surprised everything still worked! That was until I tried to start up my Windows 1o Virtual machine. “Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings.” Solution Though it took me a while to ‘fix’, the fix is quite straight forward, I was running version 11 (see Below). As soon as I upgraded...

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Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’
Dec12

Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’

KB ID 0001627 Problem Every so often I have a problem with the Windows 10 VM that I run on my mac in VMware Fusion, last time I needed to upgrade to Fusion 11.5, before that it was a registry fix. This time I could not access any files or folders on the parent mac. Network Error Windows cannot access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name} You do not have permissions to access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name}. Contact...

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VMware Fusion on macOS Mojave: No Mouse or Keyboard
Mar03

VMware Fusion on macOS Mojave: No Mouse or Keyboard

KB ID 0001523 Problem While building my new MacBook, I installed VMWare Fusion, (I always run a Windows VM, in case I have to do something on Windows). But no matter what version I tried to install, I could not interface with the VMs, (no mouse or keyboard). I ran Fusion 11 on my old MacBook, (running Mojave). So I was a bit confused.  Solution Click the ‘Apple’ (top left) > System Preferences > Security and Privacy...

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VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity
Jul28

VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity

KB ID 0001450 Problem I keep a Windows 10 VM on my laptop, and last week it lost network connectivity, (it’s set to get its IP from my mac and get network connectivity via NAT). The guest was getting a 169.254.x.x APIPA address so either NAT was down, or there was no network? Solution You need to ‘Restart’ the services on the Mac host machine. Execute the following two commands;...

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VMware Fusion: Windows 10 ‘Lost’ Mapped Drive to the Host
Jan26

VMware Fusion: Windows 10 ‘Lost’ Mapped Drive to the Host

KB ID 0001394 Problem My Windows 10 VM decided it was going to do a major update last night, so I let it get on with it. However today I can no longer access the ‘shared’ drive that it had back to the host (my MacBook). Solution I’m pretty sure this is the second time this has happened, so after berating myself for not documenting the fix last time, this is the fix. Run Regedit (Windows Key+R > regedit {Enter})...

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Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330  Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select ‘Install/Upgrade...

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