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Setting Application Settings for VMware Workstation

Setting Application Settings for VMware Workstation

The Application Settings dialog box allows you to change a number of settings that apply to VMware Workstation itself. The settings on the Memory and Lockout tabs apply no matter what virtual machine is running or who is logged on to the host computer. The settings on the Priority tab apply to all virtual machines for the user currently logged on to the host computer. They do not affect settings made by any other user on the computer.

To make changes to these settings, choose Edit > Application Settings.

Reserved memory size -

The Memory tab lets you adjust the amount of memory reserved for all running virtual machines.

For details on adjusting memory settings in VMware Workstation, see Memory Usage Notes.

Process priorities -

The Priority tab on a Windows host lets you determine the priority that the Windows process scheduler gives to your virtual machines when mouse and keyboard input are going to a particular virtual machine and when input is not going to that virtual machine.

You can adjust these settings to improve overall system performance based on the relative priority of work you are doing in various virtual machines and on the host computer.

To change the settings for a particular virtual machine, and override the global settings, open the virtual machine you want to adjust, choose Edit > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Options tab, select Advanced, then use the drop-down lists under Process priorities to make the setting you want for that virtual machine.

There is no corresponding setting on a Linux host.

Administrative lockout for certain features -

The Lockout tab on a Windows host lets you restrict who can create new virtual machines, edit virtual machine configurations and change networking settings. For details, see Locking Out Interface Features.

There are no corresponding settings on a Linux host.

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