VMware Workstation Player 17.0.1 | 02 FEB 2023 | Build 21139696

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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.

System Requirements

  • A compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later.

  • Please refer to the vendor's recommended processor requirements for specific Host Operating Systems (HOS):

    • For Microsoft-specific HOS, refer to the Microsoft documentation

    • For Linux-specific HOS, refer to the Linux Vendor-specific documentation

What's New

  • This release resolves CVE-2023-20854. For more information on this vulnerability and its impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2023-0003.

  • This release contains bug fixes.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation 16 Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Resolved Issues

  • Unable to connect USB devices to a virtual machine

    After you create a virtual machine, you cannot connect a USB device to the virtual machine. The issue occurs because the default value of the usb.restrictions.defaultAllow option is configured to FALSE in the VMX configuration file when the virtual machine is created.

    This issue is resolved.

  • A host machine with Intel HD 4600 GPU might crash when you use a 3D-enabled virtual machine

    When you power on a 3D-enabled virtual machine on a host with Intel HD 4600 GPU, the host machine might crash.

    This issue is resolved.

Known Issues

  • On a Windows 11 host machine, you cannot ping the IPv6 address successfully from a Windows 11 guest machine with the Wireless Bridge mode enabled

    When a virtual machine is connected through the Wireless Bridge mode, any IPv6 address outside the host machine is unreachable. The IPv6 address is reachable when connected through Wired mode. In Wireless mode, you can only ping the host IPv6 address successfully.


    • When you use Wireless Bridge mode, manually set the NDP neighbor address at both ends using NetShell.

      For example, netsh interface ipv6 set neighbors “Interface-name” <IPV6 Address> <MAC address>

    • Use the Wired mode for IPv6 or enable the IPv6 support in NAT mode.

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