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Sunday, November 24, 2013

VMware Player missing Virtual Network Manager

This should work with VMware Player 6.0.1.

VMware no longer provides Virtual Network Editor with VMware player from version 5.0 onwards.
And apart from only vmnetcfg.exe, one more file is needed, vmnetcfglib.dll for VMware Player 6.0.1.
Here we go:

  1. Download VMware Workstation X (10 in my case at the time of writing). Do not install.
  2. Extract files from command prompt from the downloaded location:
    C:\Users\user\Downloads\> VMware-workstation-full-10.0.1-1379776.exe /e vmware_extract\
    vmware_extract is the name of directory in which files will be extracted to.
  3. Go to vmware_extract folder, and open core.cab using any extracting software (Winzip, Winrar, 7zip or even Windows default will open it if you double click on it).
  4. Copy vmnetcfg.exe and _vmnetcfglib.dll to VMware Player's installation folder which is "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player" in my case.
  5. Rename _vmnetcfglib.dll to vmnetcfglib.dll (Remove beginning underscore '_' character).
  6. Open vmnetcfg.exe. :-)


..............Done!!!


Reference(s):
https://communities.vmware.com/message/2305040
http://alexduan.com/2012/10/15/vmware-player-5-0-network-editor/

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