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How to add the "Virtual Network Editor" to VMware Player

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jaegerschnitzel View Post
    Unfortunately this doensn't work with version 6 any more. Any updates on that?
    I just got version 6... didn't see it was available.

    EDIT: you're right, they renamed it probably. Give me a second to see if I can find something...

    I'm pretty sure the updated solution(s) still apply from version 5 to 6 so ignore version 4.

    I'm looking for a dll... looking if Workstation still has the file and what size it is...

    Cheers
    Hopachi
    Last edited by Hopachi; 06 Sep 2013 at 15:51. Reason: older fixes don't apply in version 6

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    vmnetcfg to Player version 6


    Found it. The network editor to VM Player 6.

    The extraction fix still works.

    In case Player really removed the network editor or until we find the command, this will do the work.

    I do hope we get a workaround from Vmware or someone, for the sake of us not using Workstation and the need to download the big installer each time and performing an extraction (not sure how many basic users want or can do this properly). But until then, we get the needed files like this.

    Classical workaround:

    1. Get Workstation's installer.

    2. Extract the installer.
    Click image for larger version

    3. Go to core.cab and get the 2 files (that's right: now we need 2 files).
    Click image for larger version
    Make sure you remove the extra " _ " character from the dll's name (see screenshot below).

    4. Move/copy those to Player's installed location ...\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\...
    Click image for larger version

    5. Ready to use.
    Click image for larger version

    That's it.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1


    Thx it worked!
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Anytime.
    Glad to hear it worked for you too!
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  5. #15


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    Windows 7


    Dear Hopachi
    ,

    I downloaded the VMPlayer ver
    6.0.0 build-1295980

    When i tried your solution step by step i get the following result:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: vmnetcfg.exe
    Application Version: 10.0.1.41495
    Application Timestamp: 52617b46
    Fault Module Name: vmwarebase.DLL
    Fault Module Version: 10.0.0.40273
    Fault Module Timestamp: 521ce8f0
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00087e1f
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1032
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


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    In order to be more helpfull and give more information the vmware workstation i have downloaded from this location
    Try VMware Workstation, Run Linux and Windows in a Virtual Machine | United States
    And i selected VMware Workstation 10 for Windows


    When i closed the VMWare Player 6 and i run again the vmnetcfg.exe i got the following error

    I tried to replace the vmwarebase.dll from vmware workstation 10 to the VMWare Player 6 folder, and i tried to run again :

    When i tried to run vmnetcfg.exe ordinal not found

    The ordinal 1319 could not be located in the dynamic link library vmwarebaseDLL.

    Any help will be appreciated...


    Thx
    Last edited by Raoulh79; 11 Nov 2013 at 04:36. Reason: More info
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Raoulh79 View Post
    When i tried your solution step by step i get the following result:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: vmnetcfg.exe
    Application Version: 10.0.1.41495
    Application Timestamp: 52617b46
    Fault Module Name: vmwarebase.DLL
    Fault Module Version: 10.0.0.40273
    Fault Module Timestamp: 521ce8f0
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00087e1f
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1032
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

    When i tried to run vmnetcfg.exe ordinal not found
    Hi there,

    This is seen as a version mismatch. You still use Player 6.0.0 but you need 6.0.1 (matching all dlls from Workstation 10.0.1).
    My steps were confirmed to work on multiple pc's. All needs to be extracted and replaced as it should.

    Install Player 6.0.1 and the network editor needs to come from Workstation 10.0.1 or Player 6.0.0 for Workstation 10.0.0.
    (WS10 includes Player6 but notice that the minor version between the two programs is the same: be it 0.0 or 0.1...)

    The ordinal 1319 could not be located in the dynamic link library vmwarebaseDLL.
    Same problem: if vmwarebase is 10.0.0 and the net editor comes from 10.0.1 then it will give some problems. The other way around also gives problems because the versions need to match (as Workstation includes a Player in it's install that has the needed version).

    If you downloaded form there, it will always give you the latest WS: get the latest Player for that. The version is seen in the name of the installer file.
    Player 6.0.1 and Network Editor (vmnetcfg) 10.0.1 work fine.

    I hope you get it to work now.
    You may need to reinstall the latest Player or use the right matching Workstation version to extract.

    Regards,
    Hopachi
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  7. #17


    found on h_ttps://communities.vmware.com/message/2326211
    my versions the same - 6.0.2
    anybody knows what to do?


    ok for 6.0.1, but

    method failed for player 6.0.2

    vmwarebase.dll 10.0.2.46408
    10.0.2 build 1744117
    vmplayer.exe 10.0.2.46408
    10.0.2 build 1744117

    vmnetcfglib.dll, vmnetcfg.exe 10.0.0141495
    10.0.1. build 1379776
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  8. #18


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    be a bit careful of using "Quasi legal" methods -- VMware workstation is a commercial product and what you are doing is extracting some files out of the paid for product to get round an obvious limitation in the freeware product. It's fine by me but remember that the later versions of VMware player might have been DELIBERATELY modified to make the paid for product more attractive -- not nice but it's the way of the world -- that dreadful word "Monetisation" again.

    I agree though removing a significantly USEFUL feature in the updated version is not a good thing to do - certainly without this being mentioned in the documentation.

    Don't though rely on this method of working forever. !!

    I got into trouble on this very forum in helping people make the old Classic Windows 7 games work on W8 / W8.1 / W2012 server / W2008 server by using a similar trick using the W7 install media so it's fine that it works but IMO VMware should re-instate the feature ASAP.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Jimbo's got a point. But if VMware decides to change their mind in the feature list of Player we'll definitely see it in the change-log or licensing: hiding a feature doesn't directly mean it's forbidden to use it, but we'll have to keep an eye on this one.

    I provided this thread here to help and point out that the networking in Player still works and that it wasn't (entirely) removed.
    If in a point in time it gets to dirty or difficult to keep the network editor working in Player then maybe the time comes we'll stop using it anymore like this.

    But because VM Player installs networks by default, it's natural users want to disable/modify those if they don't agree with the standard settings. Between the versions we've seen VMware experimenting with the features in Player. But networking is, one way or another, always there: as long as they provide it, it will be user-modifiable and there is no point in hiding it because those interested will always try to get it working again.

    Take for instance post #7 in this thread by vertigo: that's a valid proof that VMPlayer can control the networking buit-in: but they've changed/hidden that away again since then. I'm sure it's still there somewhere but aside of this, using the vmnetcfg is still the base of getting to network config. When the config wouldn't work, some other method will (have to) be discovered again.

    @weeer
    Run 6.0.2 with the right files and it still works.
    It looks like you have indeed a version mismatch for the vmnetcfg files.

    What should work is indeed a 10.0.2 vmnetcfg and dll for 6.0.2 Player install, and it's confirmed that those exist:
    Click image for larger version

    Cheers!
    Hopachi
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  10. #20


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    10.0.2 is available from the VMware site - I think though you have to register to download it so when version 11 comes out you might not be able to download it again as a Free "Trial". However VMWARE seen quite reasonable so far -- no reason why they shouldn't be -- a HUGE company now with Enterprise products just ready at the right time with Cloud Servers and VDI systems being implemented all over the place.

    I looked on the VMware forums about the missing network configuration editor -- I get the impression that although you can now CREATE VM's with VMPLAYER (used to be not possible) they are hiving off VMPLAYER into a corporate (small business) sector which will be chargeable and a Home version which will probably be reduced to base features only.

    (I remember a while ago that in order to CREATE a VM that would work on VMPLAYER (Workstation is OK but it's not particularly cheap if you don't have nice benevolent work provider who pays your license fee) you used to have to fiddle around with QEMU and .VMX files -- BTW the QEMU program is still around !!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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