To quickly identify which version of App-5 you are using and what is the latest version, check this Microsoft article.
You can remove the menu bar from your Guest OS (View, Menu Bar, Show Menu Bar).
But how do you get the menu back ? By default the shortcut key to show the menu is “Host-Home” (Host = right Ctrl key by default).
If you have changed the default key for the menu, be sure to check this key in the menu: Input, Keyboard, Keyboard Settings, Popup Menu before you hide the menu bar !
Several overviews of App-V tools can be found.
Check out the link below if you encounter slow shutdowns of VMware Workstation guests:
In my case it reduced the shutdown time of Guest OS (on VMware Workstation 9.0) from several minutes to less then 30 seconds.
In a nutshelf:
Close VMware Workstation and add the text below to config.ini
prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100" mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE" mainMem.partialLazySave = "FALSE" mainMem.partialLazyRestore = "FALSE"
Login to the console as root (with the root password you know) and execute “passwd”.
– Start your VMware Infrastructure Client, pointing to the ESX server.
– Log in
– Click “Users & Groups”
– Double click “root”
– click the “Change password” checkbox
– type the new password in the “Password” field and in the “Confirm” field, and click “OK”
If you don’t know the root password anymore, see: http://virtual.bist.be/?p=101 for a procedure (see also http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1317898). Not difficult, but you’ll have to bring the server down first.
VMware Workstation 6.5.3 is released and can be downloaded at http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/. Check out http://www.vmware.com/support/ws65/doc/releasenotes_ws653.html#whatsnew to check out what’s new.