VMware Workstation 14.1.2 Player | 21 May 2018 | Build 8497320

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About VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs another operating system on the same computer without rebooting. VMware Workstation Player provides a simple user interface, unmatched operating system support, and portability across the VMware ecosystem.

For more information, see the broader VMware Workstation Player documentation .

What's New

VMware Workstation 14 Player Version 14.1.2 is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 14 Player users.

  • Windows 10 2018 Spring Creators Update (Version 1803) as  host and guest
  • Ubuntu 18.04 support as host and guest

VMware Workstation 14 Player Version 14.1.2 also contains bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements.

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 14 Player, click the following links:


This update provides guest access to the SSBD feature in IA32_SPEC_CTRL.  This feature will be provided to all HWv9 or later virtual machines when running on an Intel based platform with the appropriate microcode updates.  Guest operating systems may choose to use this new CPU feature to mitigate CVE-2018-3639.

Please see VMware knowledge base article 54951 for more details.

Resolved Issues

  • Virtual machines might automatically exit full screen mode after powering on

    On Linux hosts, after you power on a virtual machine and enter full-screen mode, the virtual machine might automatically exit full screen mode.

    This issue is resolved.

  • Two USB devices might list the same device name in the Workstation Player drop-down menu

    When you power on a virtual machine and select Player > Removable Devices, two USB devices with the same PID number but with different VID numbers might list the same device name.

    This issue is resolved.

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