VMware Workstation 10.0.1 Release Notes

VMware Workstation 10.0.1 | 24 OCTOBER 2013 | Build 1379776

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These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Workstation 10.0.1 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free update for all VMware Workstation 10 users.

Prior Releases of Workstation

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

Resolved Issues

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

  • Easy Install supports RTM versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    Easy Install now supports RTM versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Workstation or Player on Windows freezes if another application is frozen.
    Other stuck Windows applications could cause Workstation or Player to freeze while waiting for the application to respond.

  • Virtual machine hangs when 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.

  • Improved compatibility with some AMD CPUs
    Updated masking to match capabilities of certain AMD PileDriver CPUs.
  • Virtual machines displayed incorrectly on a multi-monitor Windows host when the displays have differing pixel density (DPI.)
  • Boot from CD/DVD when Legacy Floppy is disabled

Known Issues

Known issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation 10 also might apply to VMware Workstation 10.0.1.

  • Workstation UI may crash when creating full clones of very large virtual machines
    Workstation for Windows may run out of memory creating a full clone of a virtual machine with virtual disks many terabytes in size.

    Workaround: Copy the virtual machine outside VMware Workstation or use VMware Workstation for Linux.

  • Cannot launch Workstation in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
    If you cannot launch Workstation on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 host, you may not have sudo access in gksu.

    Workaround: Change your gksu settings in /etc/vmware/config, using gksu.rootMethod. Set gksu.rootMethod to sudo or su.

  • Hot-plug operations involving SATA virtual disks do not work
    VMware Workstation allows you to add virtual disks connected to the SATA adapter while the virtual machine is powered on. When you do this, Workstation shows the operation was successfully completed, but disks are not visible to the operating system installed in the virtual machine.

    Workaround: Power off the virtual machine, connect the disk, then power the virtual machine back on.

  • ODBC driver creation shuts down when shared folders are enabled on a Windows 2008 guest
    When creating an ODBC driver for use in mapping a drive, the ODBC dialog disappears during the step when you select a Workbook and choose a folder and Workstation crashes.

    Workaround: Do not map any VMware shared folders as drive letters. Use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths instead, for example: \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\

  • VMware Tools changes cause black screen in virtual machine
    After VMware Tools are uninstalled or automatically upgraded for a Windows 8.0 virtual machine, the virtual machine may display as a black screen for two minutes.

    Workaround: Install Windows 8.0 update KB2836988 or upgrade to Windows 8.1. Do not shut down the virtual machine when it is in black screen.