How to License VMware Workstation Player/Pro
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How to License VMware Workstation Player/Pro

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Article ID: 323903

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Products

VMware VMware Desktop Hypervisor

Issue/Introduction

This article provides steps to license VMware Workstation Player/Pro.


Environment

VMware Workstation 7.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation Pro 12.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation Pro 14.x (for Windows)
VMware Workstation 10.x (Linux)
VMware Workstation Player 15.x (Linux)
VMware Workstation 11.x (for Windows)
VMware Workstation 9.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation 8.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation Pro 15.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation Player 15.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation 9.x (Linux)
VMware Workstation 7.x (Linux)
VMware Workstation 8.x (Linux)
VMware Workstation Pro 14.x (for Linux)
VMware Workstation 11.x (for Linux)
VMware Workstation 10.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation Pro 12.x (Linux)
VMware Workstation Pro 15.x (Linux)

Resolution

Licensing VMware Workstation

To license VMware Workstation:
  1. Launch VMware Workstation.
  2. Click Help.
  3. Click Enter Serial Number and enter the license key.

    Note: The license key for VMware Workstation 7.x and above is a 25-digit alpha-numeric code that works for both the Windows and Linux versions of VMware Workstation. 
     
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Register to register the VMware Workstation or Close to register later.

    Note: Registering VMware Workstation provides you with the latest information and announcements about VMware products and services, as well as 30 days of complimentary web-based support.
     
  6. Product registration occurs automatically at the time of purchase for all VMware products. 
     
    • If the licenses are purchased recently and you do not have them under your account please contact your SU/PC.
    • Desktop products, such as VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation, purchased online do not require manual registration.

      Note: You can, however, activate your Fusion or Workstation software without registering the license keys. 

To check your License status, go to Help > About > License Information.



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