VMware Workstation 14.1.2 Pro | 21 May 2018 | Build 8497320

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What's in the Release Notes

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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 Pro 14.1.2 is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation Pro 14 users. It makes improvements in following areas:

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

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.2 also contains bug fixes and security updates.

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:


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

  • When you power on a virtual machine, Workstation Pro might take focus from other applications on the host

    When you launch VMware Workstation Pro, power on the virtual machine in the initially opened tab, and quickly switch to another application on the host, the virtual machine window might take focus from the other application, possibly interrupting your work in that application.

    This issue is resolved.

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

    When you power on a virtual machine and select VM > 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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