VMware has released version 17.0.0 of Workstation Player. Player is free software that allows creating and running virtual machines. However, a fee is charged for commercial use. Simply put, it is a simplified version of other VMware products, such as Workstation Pro, Server, and ESX Server. Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disks are also supported. New in version 17 includes a virtual TPM 2.0 module, enabling support for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, as well as support for OpenGL 4.3 and Windows Display Driver Model 1.2.
- New Guest Operating System Support
- Microsoft Windows 11
- Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- RHELL 9
- Debian 11.x
- Ubuntu 22.04
- New Virtual Trusted Platform Module 2.0: Workstation Player now offers a virtual Trusted Platform Module (version 2.0) device to support Windows 11 and other operating systems that require a TPM.
- Support for Encryption: You can now encrypt a virtual machine to secure it from unauthorized use in Workstation Player.
- New Full or Fast Encryption features: You can now choose between security (Full) and performance (Fast) options for encryption.
- Improved Graphics Support: OpenGL 4.3: Workstation Player now supports OpenGL 4.3 for the virtual machines.
- Support for WDDM 1.2: Workstation Player now supports WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) version 1.2 for the virtual machines.
|Version number||17.0.0 build 20800274|
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11|