Workstation Player preference settings are global configuration settings that apply to Workstation Player and the virtual machines that you run in Workstation Player. To change Workstation Player preference settings, select Player > File > Preferences. Configuring Close Behavior Preference SettingsClose behavior preference settings control what Workstation Player does with virtual machines when you close them. Configuring Software Updates SettingsSoftware 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. Sending System Data and Usage Statistics to VMwareThe User experience improvement program setting controls whether you participate in the VMware User Experience Improvement Program.