3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2020 11:48 AM by AlessandroRomeo68

    VMWare Workstation Pro 15.1 - Concurrent users connected to the same Shared VM

    Netsmage Novice

      Hello everyone,

       

      I have been successful in the following:

       

      1.) Within the Host operating system "Windows 10 Pro 64bit", create User accounts as Standard users for those needing access to the Shared VM's.

      2.) Shared the VM, creating a custom Role with Limited Permissions.

      3.) Added the Permissions for the applicable Shared VM to these users, and they can remote into the system just fine.

       

      I am now trying to figure out how to configure the system to allow CONCURRENT users that can access the same shared virtual machine.

       

      Could anyone point me in the right direction for this please?

       

      V/R

       

      Robert

        • 1. Re: VMWare Workstation Pro 15.1 - Concurrent users connected to the same Shared VM
          AlessandroRomeo68 Master

          Hi,

           

          If I understand your problem, in the attached guide you will find what you need. Search within the document by keyword.

           

          ARomeo

          • 2. Re: VMWare Workstation Pro 15.1 - Concurrent users connected to the same Shared VM
            Netsmage Novice

            So in reading the documentation, "A shared virtual machine is a virtual machine on the host system that remote Workstation Pro users can access as a remote virtual machine. Up to 100 remote users can connect to a single shared virtual machine at the same time.".

             

            Does this mean it supports concurrent connections out of the box and is already enabled?

            • 3. Re: VMWare Workstation Pro 15.1 - Concurrent users connected to the same Shared VM
              AlessandroRomeo68 Master

              Hi,

               

              Yes, you need to create a new shared virtual machine or convert an existing one. To do this there is the wizard (instructions in the manual)

               

              from page 258...

               

              Creating and Managing Shared Virtual Machines

               

              A shared virtual machine is a virtual machine on the host system that remote Workstation Pro users can

              access as a remote virtual machine. You can create a new shared virtual machine, convert a standard

              virtual machine to a shared virtual machine, or create a shared virtual machine clone of a standard virtual

              machine.

              You can configure specific shared virtual machines to start when the host system starts, and you can view

              status and task information for shared virtual machines.

               

              Convert or Clone a Standard Virtual Machine to a Shared Virtual Machine

              You can convert a standard virtual machine to a shared virtual machine or create a shared virtual

              machine by creating a clone of a standard virtual machine. Workstation Pro stores shared virtual

              machines in the shared virtual machines directory.

               

              Create a New Shared Virtual Machine

              You can create a new shared virtual machine in Workstation Pro by using the New Virtual Machine

              wizard. Creating a shared virtual machine is similar to creating a standard virtual machine.

               

              ARomeo

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