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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Workstation 12.1.1 Pro and Player Available Now!

The VMware Workstation team has release dan update to Workstation 12 Pro and Workstation 12 Player, bringing our version numbers up to 12.1.1.

This is an important release with several fixes, including resolving a NAT and DNS bug that affected users who were doing port forwarding or trying to use Hashicorp’s Vagrant plugin for VMware.

As always, grab the latest version by using Workstation to ‘Check for Updates’, or download it  from your MyVMWare portal or just grab it directly from the trial download page.

From the Release Notes:

The following issues were resolved in this version of VMware Workstation Pro.

  • Resolved: DNS names are not resolved in a Windows virtual machine running on an Ubuntu 16.04 host.
    • When you select a Network Address Translation (NAT) network for a Windows virtual machine running on an Ubuntu 16.04 host, Domain Name System (DNS) names are not properly resolved.
  • Resolved: Running graphic software with MSAA enabled causes VMware Workstation Pro to crash
    • In a Windows virtual machine, running graphic software, such as a Realtime Landscape Architect program, or a graphic game, such as Civilization 4, with Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) enabled causes VMware Workstation Pro to crash.
  • Resolved: Enabling port forwarding breaks NAT
    • When you enable port forwarding, network address translation (NAT) breaks.
  • Resolved (Workstation Pro Only): When the VMware Workstation Pro menu item Show Enabled Hints is not enabled, you cannot disable usage hints for the vmware-kvm.exe utility
    • When the VMware Workstation menu item Help > Hints > Show Enabled Hints is not selected, deselecting the “Show usage hint on startup” option in the VMware KVM Preferences dialog box does not take effect.
  • Resolved: Attempting to format a USB flash drive in a Windows guest with a USB 3.0 controller fails with an error
    • When you connect a flash drive to a guest operating system and try to format the drive using a built-in Windows utility, the flash drive fails with the error Windows was unable to complete the format.
  • Resolved: When using an Android Debug Bridge (ADB) daemon in an Ubuntu or Debian guest, the VMware Workstation Pro window becomes unresponsive over time
    • Starting an ADB daemon in an Ubuntu or Debian guest operating system causes a memory leak, which in turn causes the VMware Workstation window to become less responsive over time.