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VMware Workstation Player


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/10/2019.

VMware Workstation Player allows you to run a second, isolated operating system on a single PC. With many uses ranging from a personal educational tool, to a business tool for providing a simplified experience to run a corporate desktop on a BYO device, Workstation Player leverages the VMware vSphere hypervisor to provide a simple yet mature and stable, local virtualization solution.

To install VMware Workstation Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vmware-workstation-player

To upgrade VMware Workstation Player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vmware-workstation-player


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'vmware-workstation-player'
      fileType               = 'exe'
      url                    = ''
      checksum               = 'A028C0E42FE9E9928EC7F22495D35B96BB093EBBA6E734193E699102D852334C'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/s /v/qn EULAS_AGREED=1 AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 ADDLOCAL=ALL REBOOT=ReallySuppress'
      validExitCodes         = @(0, 3010, 1614, 1641)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      softwareName  = 'VMware Player*'
      fileType      = 'MSI'
      silentArgs    = "/QN REBOOT=ReallySuppress REMOVE=ALL"
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % {
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
          $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
          $packageArgs['file'] = ''
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VMware
  • Inc.


Copyright © 2019 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VMware Workstation Player 14.1.7 234 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 approved
VMware Workstation Player 12.5.9 10 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 approved
VMware Workstation 12 Player 12.5.4 5842 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 approved
VMware Workstation 12 Player 12.5.2 1557 Saturday, November 19, 2016 approved
VMware Workstation 12 Player 12.5.1 293 Monday, October 31, 2016 approved
VMware Workstation 12 Player 12.5.0 320 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 approved
VMware Workstation 12 Player 12.1.1 261 Thursday, September 1, 2016 approved

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