VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro)

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Streamlined PC Virtualization for Business

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. With its simple user interface, unmatched operating system support and portability, it’s now easier than ever for IT professionals to get their users up and running with a corporate desktop.

Easy PC Virtualization for Windows and Linux

VMware Workstation Player provides a streamlined user interface for creating, running and evaluating operating systems and applications in a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs. Easily interact and exchange data between applications running in the virtual machine and the desktop. With its intuitive interface and easy setup, VMware Workstation Player is the easiest way to deliver a virtual desktop to your employees, contractors, or customers.

Unmatched OS Support for Ultimate Compatibility

Workstation Player supports hundreds of guest operating systems – old and new - so you can continue to run the applications you need in a virtual machine for as long as you want. With support for the latest releases of Windows and Linux as well as support for prevalent operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7, or even the new Windows 10, Workstation Player turns a regular PC into the ultimate computer for compatibility. VMware Workstation Player is the best way to run multiple operating systems and corporate desktops in an isolated and protected environment on modern hardware.

Virtual Machine Portability

With VMware Workstation Player, complete desktop environments including the operating system, applications and user configurations can be containerized in a virtual machine and easily shared. Instead of buying and shipping additional hardware, reduce cost by simply providing VMware Workstation Player along with a virtual machine containing your secure desktop image.

Run Restricted Virtual Machines

Workstation Player has the ability to run restricted virtual machines created by VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion Pro. Restricted virtual machines are the easiest way to secure corporate desktops with encryption, runtime password protection, USB access restriction, isolation between the host and guest OS, and time limitation. Workstation Player makes it incredibly easy to ensure corporate compliance by running restricted virtual machines.

Consolidate and recycle old PC hardware with VMware Workstation Player

Consolidate and Recycle Old PC Hardware

It’s never been easier to consolidate and recycle your old computers. Use the free VMware vCenter Converter utility accessible from Workstation Player to turn existing Windows and Linux based computers into virtual machines and eliminate the need to re-install and re-configure your existing OS and applications. Once converted, use Workstation Player to manage and run all your virtual machine on new hardware.

Workstation Player is Designed For

IT Professionals

VMware Workstation Player allows IT professionals to efficiently create and deliver a virtual desktop to employees, contractors or customers. Run corporate virtual machines, experiment with new operating systems, or safely try and test new software in an isolated virtual environment on a Windows or Linux PC.

Academic Professionals

VMware Workstation Player allows academic professionals to quickly deliver complete virtual desktops to students preconfigured with all the lessons, applications and tools required for the course while increasing control and security.

VMware Workstation 12 Player Free for Personal Use

Workstation 12 Player is licensed for commercial use and is enabled to run restricted virtual machines. If you simply want to learn more about virtual machines or run virtual machines at home in a non-commercial environment you may use Workstation 12 Player at no cost.
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