VMware Remote Console | 25 August 2016 | Build 4288332
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Last Document Update: 25 August 2016
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VMware Remote Console 9.0 supports:
- Linux OS
- Auto-update for Apple OS X
- Localization for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional
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 VMware Remote Console:
This release has the following known issues for Windows OS:
- Running Remote Console without a URL will fail.
Workaround: Remote Console is designed to be launched from the vSphere Web Client. For help with command line usage, execute vmrc.exe -?.
- Remote Console displays an empty, black console when connecting to a virtual machine.
- Remote Console 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 that the update takes effect.
- Installing Remote Console client on a system where other VMware applications have been installed might fail with the error Failed to install the HCmon driver.
Workaround: Using Task Manager, Services tab, stop the VMUSBArbService, then proceed with installation. Alternately, launch the .msi installer file from a CMD window run with Administrator privileges.
This release has the following known issues for Apple OS X:
- Remote Console might not add new devices such as DVD and CD-ROM drives or an existing virtual hard disk to a virtual machine.
- Remote Console does not display sound card settings.
- Remote Console Help option displays VMware Workstation help.
- Remote Console automatically powers on virtual machines when connecting to virtual machines that are powered off.
- Remote Console automatically closes when a remote virtual machine shuts down.
- Remote Console cannot be installed on the same virtual machine as VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player.