The most convenient way to use vmware command options is to incorporate them into the command that a Windows shortcut generates.

Before you begin

Familiarize yourself with the vmware command options. See vmware Command Options.


  1. Right-click the Workstation Pro shortcut and select Properties.
  2. In the Target text box, add any options to use after the vmware.exe command and enclose the entire command string in quotation marks.

    For example:

    "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe -X
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows Me\Windows Me.vmx"