Thursday, June 11, 2009

VMware disables Autorun/Autoplay function in windows 2000/xp/vista

Source : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaapps/thread/3d8d7893-7fba-4f59-8962-1d074ca95edc

This normally happens as VMware diables autorun in the host PC to prevent any unexpected behaviour. To renable the autorun feature, run VMware as and administrator {since i am using vista) right click on the VMware icon and click run as Administrator, clik yes/allow when the window pops up. Now in the VMware window at the top click on EDIT, and select preferences. Another Menu Box should pop up, click on the tab that says DEVICES, you will see a tick beside "Disable Autorun on the Host", just untick it and click ok, then restart the pc. that should fix your problem, PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU DON'T RUN VMWARE WITH ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS OR AS AN ADMINISTRATOR, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE OPTION.

The free VMware Player hasn't such option but setting the registry dword-value

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"

to 91 (Hexadecimal) solves this, this means it should look like: "0x00000091 (145)" in the registry then.

Code for .reg-file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000091

3 comments:

My Lovely Family said...

salam... acap nape tak wat ruangan chatting... senang pe2 hal pasal PC nak cite gan acap...

v.i.s.t.a said...

Wasalam..
menarik gak tu cadangan akak..nanti saya cuba usahakan ya..

Mugsy said...

Update: While the menu option described above is no longer present in VMWare v3, changing the registry key mentioned above did fix this problem on my Win7 x64 machine.