I can also confirm - same issues with guest Windows OS's freezing, and vmware-vmx.exe hanging and requiring a Windows reboot to resolve.
Running 1903 Build 18362.53 (Microsoft has already identified 18362 as the final build that will be released for 1903, so this is only "pre-release" in the sense that it isn't officially supported yet), Running Workstation Pro v220.127.116.119004.
Final updates bits will be released to public within a couple of weeks, apparently, so hopefully you guys can have a fix out shortly.
Thanks in advance,
Wanted to confirm this happening to me as well.
did you manage to fix the issue? for me, it stays on a black screen and I have to reboot my host pc because the guest does not shut down or anything
I agree I hope the can fix this soon because I really need the workstation
Any news about this?
I'm having the same issue with Vmware Player and Workstation on 1903. Also can't roll back since something cleaned my Windows.old folder.
Guess I'll use the competitor product "Virtual Box" in the meantime.
Yes, I can confirm that exact problem on windows 10 1903 with workstation 15.0.4 build-12990004.
Black screen and VMWARE not responding afterwards, a reboot was required.
Unfortunately it is unusable under 1903, I had to revert back to 1809.
same here 1903 has completely broken vmware... wait for update soon !
I found two scenarios that trigger the hang:
1. if your VM is a local VM and configured to have devices that don't actually exist (printer, cd-rom, etc). Remvoing all of those devices allows the vm to start up as normal
2. once the vm is up, trying to copy a file from the vm or into the vm from the host or from a connected USB will cause the hang again.
I've been using windows insider builds for a long time so I started experiencing this issue a few months ago. This is what I found as a workaround for now. Its extremely unsatisfactory due to the fact that file transfer between host and guest is a logistical nightmare now.
In my opinion this is just placebo. All fixes are placebo. Due to me moving files around freuqently I end up with those "couldn't find file" errors a lot, and yet it still freezes. It's truly a random chance if it breaks or not until we get the patch.
Maybe what I mentioned wasn't clear enough.
You can move files as much as you want.
If you copy a file from the guest to the host or the other way around, you get the freeze.
I have this problem for several months now (windows insider program) and once I identified both of the things I mentioned and avoided them I did not experience the hang even once.
You said it happens to you all the time.
Doesn't sound like placebo to me.
they say is fixed, so i think soon we will see an update.
I just have enough of microsoft and their 6month feature updates, is always a giant headache, everytime issues with driver and software...
I already know that, so my work pc will see v1903 with months of delay...
VMWare Workstation 15.0.4 is apparently not compatible with Windows 10 (1903). When creating or starting a VMWare, the screen remains black.
There must be a patch?
Thanks for reporting this issue. VMware is fixing this issue and support windows 1903 in coming release soon
Apologies for being impatient but when is 'soon'? 1903 is now pretty much publicly out and an important part of the workflow isn't actually working. At least suggest an ETA pls.