VMware Workstation (Multi-Brand) Bios Installer

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  1. bigfoot15

    bigfoot15 MDL Member

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    Thanks. Working on it now.
     
  2. nagual

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    #842 nagual, Apr 11, 2013
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    Hello All.
    How to activate win server 2012 Standart in vmware workstations from bios slic ?
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Edit the BIOS with SLIC 2.2
     
  4. nagual

    nagual MDL Novice

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    SLIC 2.2 sapport win server 2012 Standart ?
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Yes, it does. But you will have to convert the Eval version to non-Eval, or download a non-Eval version.
     
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  6. The_Guardian

    The_Guardian Contributor

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    Can someone please post working link for this tool? I really need it. lol Both the main download link and backup link are down. Please and thank you.
     
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  8. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Anyone that has a problem with the color scheme of the batch file (black on grey = hard to see) then you can open the exe with 7zip, extract the batch file, edit the lines "COLOR 80" to what ever color you want (or delete the lines for classic white on black,) and then place the batch file back into the exe (thats open in 7zip) to update it. Run the exe and BAM! you've got a easier (more likeable) color scheme!
     
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  9. clanikfl

    clanikfl MDL Novice

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    Thank you, very useful ;)
     
  10. nanoquarks

    nanoquarks MDL Novice

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    How about for vmware workstation 11 ?
     
  11. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Just came by looking for the same thing. :)
    I've just started playing with VMWare Workstation and was looking to make or find a "Dell 2.3 Slic rom" I could point to from the VM's .vmx file.
    This seems to be the best way to control which VM's use which activation process. ;)
     
  12. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yeah its much better to do the VM's individually. Might want HP on one, Dell on another etc..
     
  13. urie

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    Look at This thread information on how to mod vmware bios using AndyP's Phoenixtool. Also note you can also edit the vmware-vmx.exe file directly using AndyP's Phoenixtool if you do not want to use "bios440.filename = "path to the BIOS ROM file" method.
     
  14. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Yeah, I tried 7 of 9's tut before I posted here, and just tried it again.
    Either I'm missing something or the files have changed 'cos I can't find any of the files listed.
    And AndyP's tool doesn't open vmware-vmx.exe for me it just errors. :(

    Its as bad as Hyper-V, I never managed to get a working BIOS there either. :eek:
     
  15. pantagruel

    pantagruel MDL Senior Member

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    Get the vmware-vmx.exe file

    C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx.exe(x86 system)
    C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx.exe(x64 system)

    copy it to a folder like 'VMware Bios' on your desktop. Extract the exe to a new folder with 7-zip and you'll find the 6006 file inside

    \VMware Bios\vmware-vmx\.rsrc\BINRES\6006

    You can open the 6006 file with Andy's Tool.
     
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  16. mikejcks

    mikejcks MDL Novice

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    Was wondering the same as well.
     
  17. ixe

    ixe MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to modify the .vmx file (or some other one) to change the BIOS information for a particular virtual machine? (It looks like I can change the "uuid.bios" and "uuid.location" easily enough, but I don't think this changes the hardware serial number or type of BIOS that is used.) What I'm trying to do is move my Windows XP Mode VM from my Windows host to my Linux host. I am using VMware Workstation 12.0. Any help is appreciated; thanks.
     
  18. amitbhatia

    amitbhatia MDL Novice

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    HI

    Currently the VMWare contains Phoenix Bios that does not support Intel Virtualization even though the host does support Virtualization.I just tried to use this tool to use Toshiba's Bios instead of the one provided by VMWare.

    All I could see that Toshiba's Logo is coming however the Bios is still of Phoenix and I still dont see any option to enable Virtualization in VMWare guest.

    Does this tool only change Banner ?
     
  19. pantagruel

    pantagruel MDL Senior Member

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