Software updates settings control when Workstation Player downloads software updates to the host system and whether it uses a proxy server to connect to the VMware Update Server.

To configure software updates settings, select Edit > Preferences > Updates.

Table 1. Software Update Preference Settings



Check for product updates on startup

Check for new versions of the application and installed components when you start Workstation Player. This setting is selected by default.

Check for new software components as needed

Check for a new version of a component when a component, such as VMware Tools, is required. When this setting is selected, Workstation Player verifies if a new version is available to download and install.

Download All Components Now

Manually download all of the available software components to the host system. Click this button if you are planning to use a virtual machine at a later time when you do not have access to the Internet.

Connection Settings

Click this button to configure a proxy server to connect to the VMware Update Server.