Thank you for your reply but i think you have missed what I said.
I have the VM's to auto Start already - when I reboot the host system they boot Automatically as i would expect. However, when the host system starts from a cold (shutdown) state, they do not start.
I am facing the same problems as you with VMWare Workstation Pro 15.0.4 under Windows 10.
A shared VM set to AUTOSTART is only starting automatically when I reboot the system. It is NOT starting automatically when the system gets powered on.
Could you find a solution for this issue?
Thanks in advance,