udaller
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Fusion 12 Pro + Workstation 16 Pro licensing

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I understood from Announcing: VMware Fusion 12 and Workstation 16 - VMware Fusion Blog - VMware Blogs that a licence for Fusion 12 Pro would be basically for 3 installations of Fusion 12 Pro and/or Workstation 16 (on Win/Linux).

So I bought the Fusion 11 Pro -> 12 Pro upgrade, downloaded it, installed it and applied the licence key. So far so good.

Then I downloaded Workstation Pro 16 ("full") on Windows 10, installed, and provided the licence key.

But when I start it, it starts up as "Workstation Player".

Have I misunderstood?

- should I get to use the full Workstation Pro version with my Fusion 12 Pro licence?

- or do I only get to use the *fully licensed" Workstation Player version (rather than the free "licensed for persoal use only" version)?
- or what?

Thanks!

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yanw
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If you installed VMware Workstation Pro full version, both Workstation Pro and bundled Workstation Player will be installed on your windows host.  Would you please confirm that what you launched is Workstation Pro app or Workstation Player app?

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yanw
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If you installed VMware Workstation Pro full version, both Workstation Pro and bundled Workstation Player will be installed on your windows host.  Would you please confirm that what you launched is Workstation Pro app or Workstation Player app?

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udaller
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Thanks!

Actually, I now see that they have both been installed.

FWIW, the problem was that Windows 10 normally puts "Recently Added" applications at the top of the list and all I saw was the Player. I'd assumed that either the installation or the app itself made a decision about which interface to present depending on whether it was licenced or not.

So I have now launched the Pro version, provided the licence nuoo/. and all is OK.

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