VMware Workstation Pro/Player version 12.5.6 released

VMwareVMware has released a maintenance update, shifting VMware Workstation and VMware Player to version 12.5.6.


The Release-Notes just mentions the following fixes and an issue:

  • Day 0 support of the Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703):  End users can create virtual machines with the Windows 10 Creators Update or by installing VMware Workstation 12 Pro on a Windows 10 Creators Update operating system. 
  • Bug fixes and security updates.

There is one know issue: After upgrading VMware Tools, the VMware shared folder drive is shown as disconnected with a red "X" in the guest OS.

After upgrading VMware Tools to version 10.1.5 or 10.1.6 and rebooting Windows, Windows Explorer shows the VMware Shared Folder drive as disconnected with a red "X". Workaround: Refresh the connection by clicking the drive and accessing it as normal.

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