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VMware Workstation 12.1 Available Now

Today we’ve released updates to both Workstation 12 Pro and Workstation 12 Player, bringing the latest version to 12.1 (not to be confused with 12.0.1 released a few months ago)

A large number of bug fixes have made their way into this release, including the following:

  • Fixes an issues with the Easy Install process misinterpreting Windows 10 Version 1511 ISO images as Windows server 2012 R2 images
  • Fixed an issue with Microsoft Excel responding to input with a one-second delay
  • Resolved an issue resuming a virtual machine that was suspended with the vmware-kvm.exe command, causing the desktop of the virtual machine to freeze
  • Fixed a bug when you issue the vmrun command with the nogui option on VMware Workstation 12 Player, which is bundled with Workstation 12 Pro. The command no longer fails
  • Resolved an issue when on an OpenSuse 13.2 host, dragging a virtual machine to a folder in the virtual machine library fails
  • Fixed an issue when a USB Attached SCSI (UAS) device connected to a USB 3.0 port on a Windows 7 or later host might fail to successfully connect to the guest
  • Fixed an issue A newly added network adapter uses an unintended network device type, potentially preventing the use of the network device

Full Release Notes

Direct Download Links (links to Trial page containing the Windows and Linux downloads which can be installed over top an existing v12 installation without re-licensing.  Downloads can also be found in your My.VMware.com portal)

One thought on “VMware Workstation 12.1 Available Now

  1. John Queern

    The 12.1 upgrade appears to be unstable and has caused several of my VMs to become unusable unless I move them to another machine which is still running 12.0. I uninstalled 12.1 and reinstalled 12.0, but some of my VMs now fail due to display driver issues. These are VMs on which I had already upgraded VMware tools to the new, 12.1 version. Such a Catch-22. This has cost me one day of downtime so far. Looking at the blog, many other users also seem to be having interesting driver problems with 12.1. I will definitely think twice before installing another VMware upgrade on a system which is working fine already…. : )

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