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Downloads of v


Last Update:

02 Apr 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.


vmware workstation virtual machine virtualization

VMware Workstation Pro

This is not the latest version of VMware Workstation Pro available.

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

VMware Workstation Pro

This is not the latest version of VMware Workstation Pro available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Installer doesn't work in test environment. Upon testing with a manual install the installer pops up a warning box that is blank. Tried to determine patch required but unsuccessful.
Determined that installer works in a patched 2012 R2 and in Windows 10 without issue.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install VMware Workstation Pro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VMware Workstation Pro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VMware Workstation Pro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade vmwareworkstation -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vmwareworkstation -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install vmwareworkstation
    name: vmwareworkstation
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vmwareworkstation' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vmwareworkstation
    Name     = "vmwareworkstation"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vmwareworkstation':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 02 Apr 2021.


VMware Workstation Pro™ enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

You can replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine, whether the virtual machine resides on a personal PC or on a private enterprise cloud.

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop'

$toolsDir               = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$url                    = ''
$checksum               = '5c606e01a9903430695fee960062f0382908962c531157f9b852c7e9fa7c78ad'
$checksumType           = 'sha256'

$zippackageArgs = @{
  packageName           = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation         = $toolsDir
  url                   = $url
  checksum              = $checksum
  checksumType          = $checksumType


Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @zippackageArgs

$fileLocation = Get-ChildItem $toolsDir\VMware-workstation*.exe

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName           = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation         = $toolsDir
  fileType              = 'exe'
  file                  = $fileLocation
  softwareName          = 'VMware Workstation*'
  validExitCodes        = @(0, 3010, 1614, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Get-ChildItem $toolsDir\*.exe | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue; if (Test-Path $_) { Set-Content "$_.ignore" } }
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'VMware Workstation*'
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware Workstation Pro 3895 Friday, February 3, 2023 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 3460 Friday, November 18, 2022 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 191 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 6022 Friday, July 22, 2022 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 6516 Monday, March 14, 2022 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 3473 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 4789 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 2816 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 6844 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Approved
VMware Workstation Pro 3446 Friday, April 2, 2021 Approved
VMware Workstation 4639 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
VMware Workstation 3074 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Approved
VMware Workstation 723 Friday, November 20, 2020 Approved
VMware Workstation 4085 Saturday, June 13, 2020 Approved
VMware Workstation 1275 Friday, May 29, 2020 Approved
VMware Workstation 3114 Monday, March 16, 2020 Approved
VMware Workstation 3815 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 1996 Friday, September 20, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 4018 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 1258 Monday, April 8, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 15.0.4 402 Friday, April 5, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 15.0.3 929 Sunday, March 24, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 15.0.2 2790 Sunday, November 25, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 15.0.1 565 Friday, November 16, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 15.0.0 1724 Thursday, September 27, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 205 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.7 319 Monday, April 8, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.6 162 Monday, April 8, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.5 185 Monday, April 8, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.4 177 Monday, April 8, 2019 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.3 1485 Friday, August 24, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.2 2096 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.1 2589 Thursday, January 11, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.1.0 788 Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Approved
VMware Workstation 14.0.0 1595 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.9 2013 Friday, January 12, 2018 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.7 2227 Thursday, July 20, 2017 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.6 1610 Friday, May 26, 2017 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.5 1187 Sunday, May 7, 2017 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.2 1935 Sunday, December 18, 2016 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.1 839 Monday, October 31, 2016 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.5.0 858 Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Approved
VMware Workstation 12.1.1 810 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Approved
VMware Workstation 828 Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Approved
VMware Workstation 720 Thursday, June 4, 2015 Approved

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