Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to also read the Known Issues section if you have any problems using vmrunGUI.

How do I know if I have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed?
If you are using Windows 7, Vista or Server 2008, you do not need to do anything as it will already be installed.

Otherwise take a look in the "Add or Remove Programs" applet in Control Panel. If you see among the list of installed programs "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0", "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1" or "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2", you have it installed. Otherwise, you can download it here.

How can I check which version of the VMware VIX API I have installed?
You can find out by checking the version of this DLL file:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\VixCOM.dll"

Can vmrunGUI store my information on a network drive for when I roam?
Yes. By default vmrunGUI will store your information in an XML file (vmrunGUI.xml) in the same directory that it is running from. If you were to create a shortcut for vmrunGUI, and change the "Start in" directory, you can store the vmrunGUI.xml file in any directory you wish.

Why are some commands missing?
The list of commands are automatically filtered to support the Hosts that have been selected. Not all vmrun.exe commands are supported across all the VMware platforms.

VMware Workstation for example, has additional Power Commands ("pause" and "unpause"). If you were to select a Guest on VMware Workstation, you will see these commands in the list, if you were then to also select a Guest running on ESX, these commands would dissapear.

Last edited Jul 6, 2010 at 9:11 AM by sw3103, version 10


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