VMware Player Plus

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VMware Player Plus Delivers a Managed Desktop

Best Way to Deliver a Managed Desktop

VMware® Player Plus™ is the best way to deliver a managed desktop to all of your employees, students, contractors, partners or customers. Instead of buying and shipping hardware, simply provide Player Plus along with a virtual machine containing your standardized desktop image.

Run Windows XP forever

Run Windows XP applications on Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs or even Linux machines. With Unity mode, copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, and networking and printing that require no additional setup, Windows XP and applications developed to run on Windows XP will run seamlessly on modern hardware.

Run Windows XP with Unity Mode in Player Plus
VMware Player Plus Runs Restricted Virtual Machines

Run Restricted Virtual Machines

Player Plus can run restricted virtual machines created by VMware® Workstation™ or VMware Fusion® Professional. It's the easiest way to run virtual machines that are encrypted, block USB devices, require a runtime password, and enforce an expiration date.

Most Advanced Virtualization Platform

Player Plus takes advantage of the latest hardware to create virtual machines with up to 16 virtual processors, 8 TB virtual disks and up to 64 GB of memory per virtual machines. And with support for DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 3D graphics Player Plus can easily handle your most demanding applications.

Handle Advanced Platforms with VMware Player Plus
VMware vCenter Converter to Recycle Old Hardware

Recycle Old Hardware

Use VMware® vCenter™ Converter™ to transform your existing Windows PCs into a virtual machine and eliminate the need to re-install and re-configure your existing applications. Now you can recycle the old machines you have running under your desk or stored in the closet.

Free for Personal Use

Player Plus is licensed for commercial use but if you simply want to learn about virtual machines or run virtual machines at home you can always use VMware® Player™ for free!
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