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Manage VMware Workstation Software Updates

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Virtualization-2

Since VMware is a brand that is considered as a big player in virtualization technology and is in the market since quite a while updates of the application are frequently released that contain patches modifications and additional features which are developed to provide even more efficient functioning and smooth working of the software. It is always recommended that administrators should regularly check for the updates on the official website and download them as soon as they are available. Also VMware workstation is by default configured to automatically check for updates every time it starts. This reduces additional overhead that administrators otherwise have to face in order to keep the application up to date. However if administrators do not find themselves comfortable with regular update prompts they can disable update checks by following the steps given below:

  1. Open VMware workstation console window and click on Edit menu from the opened box.

  2. From the appeared list click on Preferences.

  3. On the opened Preferences box make sure that Workspace tab is selected.

  4. At the bottom of the tab under Software Updates section uncheck Check for software updates checkbox.

  5. Once done click on Ok button to accept and confirm the changes and make them permanent.