VMware Player 6.0.1 Release Notes

VMware Player 6.0.1 | 24 OCTOBER 2013 | Build 1379776

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These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Player 6.0.1 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free update for all VMware Player 6 users.

Prior Releases of Player

Known problems from prior releases of VMware Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for the prior releases of VMware Player, see the following links.

Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in this release of VMware Player.

  • Download All Components Now button not working.
    When you navigate to Player > File > Player Preferences and click the Download All Components Now button, the button does not work as intended.

    Workaround: Update your installation of Player by selecting Check for software components as needed in the Player Preferences dialog.

  • Workstation or Player on Windows freezes if another application is frozen.
    What's going on: Workstation or Player incorrectly attempts to communicate with the frozen application and is stuck waiting for it to respond.

  • Virtual machine hangs while powering off
    Rarely, virtual machines will cease functioning (hang) while powering off, particularly if the guest OS was in the middle of a BSOD or kernel panic.

    Workaround: If the virtual machine hangs while powering off, you may have to terminate the vmx process manually. Updating to Workstation 10.0.1 should resolve the issue.

  • Easy Install does not recognize RTM builds of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 disc
    In the new virtual machine wizard, when you select a disc or ISO of the RTM build of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, the image is not recognized. Easy Install does not work with the RTM builds of those operating systems.

    Workaround: When creating a new virtual machine, you must choose I will install the operating system later and manually install the guest operating systems from disc. An update to Fusion 6.0.1 or Fusion 6.0.2 resolves this issue.

Known Issues

Known issues from prior releases of VMware Player 6 also might apply to VMware Player 6.0.1.