VMware Remote Console | 14 April 2016 | Build 3747990

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Last Document Update: 14 April 2016

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Remote Console 8.0.1 supports auto-detection of Windows and Apple OS X network proxy settings.

Compatibility and Installation

VMware Remote Console and host OS version compatibility

VMware Remote Console is compatible with the following 64-bit and 32-bit Windows host operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10

VMware Remote Console is also compatible with the following Mac host operating systems:

  • Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Apple OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Apple OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Apple OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Installation Notes for This Release

Read the following documentation for guidance about installing and using VMRC:

Known Issues

This release has the following known issues for Windows OS:

  • Running VMRC without a URL will fail.
    Workaround: Open a URL of the form: vmrc://[<user>|(<ticket-type>:<ticket>)@]<host>[:<port>]/?moid=<VM-id>.

  • VMRC displays an empty, black console when connecting to a virtual machine.
    Workaround: None

  • VMRC might prompt The keyboard hook timeout value is not set to the value recommended by VMware Remote Console when connected to a virtual machine.
    Workaround: Click OK to update the value and log out of Windows to ensure the update takes effect.

  • Installing VMRC client on Windows 10 might fail with an error Failed to install the HCmon driver.
    Workaround: Run the elevated command prompt as an Administrator.

This release has the following known issues for Apple OS X:

  • VMRC might not add new devices such as DVD and CD-ROM drives or an existing virtual hard disk to a virtual machine.
    Workaround: None

  • VMRC does not display sound card settings.
    Workaround: None
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