Here is the second video that I referred to in our previous blog post.
The latest release of Workstation provides this feature which offers the ability to restrict your virtual machines.
This video provides a brief demonstration of how you can restrict your virtual machines in VMware Workstation 9.x.
Restricting a virtual machine prevents users from changing configuration settings unless they first enter the correct restrictions password. You can also set other restriction policies.
If you enable restrictions, users are prevented from modifying the virtual machine. For example, you can enable restrictions to prevent users from removing virtual devices, changing the memory allocation, modifying removable devices, changing the network connection type, and changing the virtual hardware compatibility.
A password prompt appears whenever anyone tries to modify or change the virtual machine properties.
In order for this restricting ability to function, the virtual machine first needs to be encrypted. See our other tutorial video “Encrypting virtual machines in VMware Workstation 9.x” here for instructions concerning virtual machine encryption in Workstation.
For additional information and instructions regarding this virtual machine restriction feature, see page 92 of the Using VMware Workstation guide.