Software update: VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.6 build 5528349

VMware has released version 12.5.6 of its virtualization software Workstation Pro. With this program it is possible to create one or more virtual computers on which a large number of different operating systems can be installed. That way, they can be used side by side, as opposed to a dual boot setup, where you have to choose one or the other. VMware Workstation is available for Windows and Linux, and licenses start at around $250. More information about the possibilities of this package can be found on this page are being found. The changelog for this release looks like this:

what’s new:

  • End users can create virtual machines with the Windows 10 Creators Update or by installing VMware Workstation 12 Pro on a Windows 10 Creators Update operating system.
  • Bug fixes and security updates.

Known Issues

  • After upgrading VMware Tools to version 10.1.5 or 10.1.6 and rebooting Windows, Explorer shows the VMware Shared Folder drive as disconnected with a red “X”.
    Workaround:Refresh the connection by clicking the drive and accessing it as normal.

Version number 12.5.6 build 5528349
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website VMWare
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License type Paid