You can configure how virtual machines behave when you close them.

Procedure

  1. Select File > Preferences.
  2. Select how Workstation Player behaves when you close a virtual machine.

    You can select one, both, or neither option.

    Option

    Description

    Confirm before closing a virtual machine

    Confirm whether you intend to exit Workstation Player or click Cancel to continue using Workstation Player

    Return to the VM Library after closing a virtual machine

    Workstation Player either suspends or powers off the virtual machine and returns it to the virtual machine library. From the library, you can either open another virtual machine or edit the virtual machine settings.

  3. Select whether Workstation Player suspends or powers off a virtual machine when you close it.

    Option

    Description

    Suspend the virtual machine

    Workstation Player suspends the virtual machine. The next time you start Workstation Player, the virtual machine resumes operation from the point where it was suspended.

    Power off the virtual machine

    Workstation Player powers off the virtual machine. The next time you start Workstation Player, the virtual machine starts from a powered-off state and the guest operating system starts.

  4. Click OK to save your changes.