Shared VMs – Failed to configure the Workstation Server

I want to enable Shared VMs but it failed to configure the Workstation Server.


The two services below failed to start, VMware Workstation 11 or 12 Pro on Windows 2008 R2.



  1. Stop/disable any anti-virus.
  2. Repair VMware Workstation Pro Setup.
  3. Restart server.
  4. All 5 services should be started at this point.
  5. Apply VMware Workstation update if any.
  6. Restart server.
  7. Verify services.


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