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System Tray access to virtual machines (VMs) currently in a "powered on" state in VMware Workstation - which "makes it simple to create and run multiple virtual machines on your desktop or laptop computer". Can be helpful if VMs are configured to run "headless" at Windows startup, in which case it can help you interact with the headless VMs. In that case, VMs could be powered on headless without ever starting up Workstation. If VMs aren't configured to run headless it isn't really required
Registry (Start → Run → regedit)
- Key(s): HKLM\Run
- Name: vmware-tray
- Data: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"
Windows 8.* Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC → Startup)
- Name: VMware Tray Process
- Command line: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware
MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)
- Startup Item (XP): vmware-tray
- Startup Item (Vista/7): VMware Workstation
- Command: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"
Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)
- Name: VMware Workstation
- Startup Value: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vmware-tray] "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"
- File location: %ProgramFiles%\VMware\VMware Workstation
- File properties "Description": VMware Tray Process
- Purpose: Virtual Machine manager
- Program disable option:
- Edit → Preferences → Show tray icon → select "Never"
- Edit → Preferences → Workspace → deselect "Show tray icon when virtual machines are powered on"
- Shortcut(s) available: Start Menu, Desktop & Quick Launch (both optional)
- Vendor/Publisher: VMWare, Inc.
- Product(s): VMware Workstation
- Tested: Yes
- %ProgramFiles% - refers to the Program Files folder; typically the path is C:\Program Files
- HKLM refers to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
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