VMware Workstation 12 Player Version 12.5.6 Release Notes

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VMware Workstation 12 Player Version 12.5.6 | 18 MAY 2017 | Build 5528349

Last updated: 18 MAY 2017

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. VMware Workstation Player provides a simple user interface, unmatched operating system support, and portability.

For more information, see the broader VMware Workstation Player documentation or specifically the respective VMware Workstation Player Documentation Center:

What's New

This release of VMware Workstation Player is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 12 Player users. This release includes the following highlights:

  • Day 0 support of the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703).  End users can create virtual machines with the Windows 10 Creators Update or by installing VMware Workstation 12 Pro on a Windows 10 Creators Update operating system. 
  • Bug fixes and security updates.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Workstation 12 Player, click the following links:

Known Issues

  • After upgrading VMware Tools, the VMware shared folder drive is shown as disconnected with a red "X" in the guest OS

    After upgrading VMware Tools to version 10.1.5 or 10.1.6 and rebooting Windows, Windows Explorer shows the VMware Shared Folder drive as disconnected with a red "X".

    Workaround:
    Refresh the connection by clicking the drive and accessing it as normal.