Running VMWare Workstation Pro 220.127.116.1157 on Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.348
I set the file permissions to allow a script to copy my Virtual Machines to a back up location.
However, when a VM is launched the "VMX" file permissions remove all permissions except "Authenticated Users"
This is repeatable. The VM must be launched for this behavior to exhibit.
How do I stop VMWare Workstation from changing the file permissions of my VM's?
Thank you for your time.
Sorry to say, but I don't think you can change that behavior.
You'll have to script your way around it.
One trick I used in the past at a customer -for a completely unrelated issue- was to have a script run via task scheduler that changes the permissions on files just before running a copy script.
Hope this helps,