ok so I created VMs with EFI firmware (instead of BIOS). Now every time I boot it, it does not set the numlock to "on". It is always off. 😞 Is there a way to set numlock to "on" upon boot-up for a VM with EFI boot?
(I know it is do-able in the BIOS settings IF I was using BIOS instead of EFI)
Background: We have to use SmartCards to logon to a VM's preboot encryption.....and everyone uses numeric PIN codes. Manually setting numlock every time a VM boots up is very annoying.
Thanks for coming to Workstation community. It's not a workstation issue. There are some solutions on line, I've found a link, hope it helps.
Thanks but you may have misunderstood my question. It "IS" a VMware workstation issue...and let me tell you why....
My problem happens "before" windows boots up...on the McAfee Drive Encryption 7.1 authentication screen. We have PIV/Smart card authentication enabled. Users have to put in their numeric PIN on that screen. We need the numlock "ON" at that time, so people can use the numeric keys on the right side of their keyboards. This is "before" Windows Operating System has even booted and hence, has nothing to do with Windows OS.
The solution you are posted (and I was aware of that before I started this thread) is when windows has booted up (inside windows OS).
It's 2022 now, and I'm facing the same issue. Has there been added an option to Workstation 16+ to have num-lock being enabled when a guest is booting with EFI?