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VMware Workstation 14.1 Pro Release Notes

VMware Workstation 14.1 Pro | 21 Dec 2017 | Build 7370693

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

You can replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine, whether the virtual machine resides on a personal PC or on a private enterprise cloud.

For more information, see the VMware Workstation Pro documentation.

What's New

VMware Workstation 14 Pro Version 14.1 is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 14 Pro users.

  • This release delivers improved guest support of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709)
  • Includes VMware Tools 10.2.0

VMware Workstation 14 Pro Version 14.1 also contains bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation Pro are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Workstation 14 Pro, click the following link:

Resolved Issues

  • VMware Workstation Pro does not automatically detect the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) ISO when creating a new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update virtual machine

    You have to manually select Window 10/ Windows 10 x64 when creating Windows 10 Fall Creators Update guest operating system.

    This issue is resolved.

  • In a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) virtual machine, using Microsoft Office to save modified files to a VMware shared folder can fail

    When you run a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) virtual machine, using Microsoft Office to edit and save files to a VMware shared folder results in following error:


    "There has been a network or file permission error. The network connection may be lost"


    This can occur even when the network connection remains available and the drive is accessible.

    This issue is resolved with VMware Tools 10.2 installed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) guest.

  • After you  upgrade to VMware Workstation 14.0 Pro, the virtual machine console displays a black screen

    After you upgrade from VMware Workstation 12.x Pro to VMware Workstation14 Pro and power on a virtual machine,  the virtual machine might display a black screen.

    This issue is resolved.

  • A Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) virtual machine might display a black screen after you exit Unity or multimonitor mode with multiple displays connected

    When you have more than one monitors connected to your host, a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) virtual machine might display a  black screen in following situations:

    • Enter Unity mode and then Exit Unity mode
    • Switch to multimonitor mode, then switch back to 1 monitor

    This issue is resolved with VMware Tools 10.2.0 installed on the virtual machine.

  • VMware Workstation Pro fails to be launched on a Linux host with post-4.13 kernel

    On a Linux host with a post-4.13 kernel, the vmmon driver  does not build successfully, which prevents VMware Workstation Pro from launching.

    This issue is resolved.

  • VMware Workstation Pro fails to launch on an openSUSE Leap 42.2 host

    During the launch process on an openSUSE Leap 42.2 host, Workstation issues a warning and an error message while compiling the vmnet virtual network, and the launch fails.

    This issue is resolved.

  • Virtual machines might crash after you upgrade to VMware Workstation 14 Pro on a host with an AMD graphics processing unit

     

    This issue is resolved.

  • When you propagate permissions from a virtual machine folder, you cannot access a remote virtual machine 

    When you propagate permissions from a virtual machine folder instead of setting the permissions directly on a remote virtual machine, you do not  have the appropriate permission to access the remote virtual machine.

    This issue is resolved.