Search the VMware Knowledge Base (KB)
View by Article ID

Locating the installation directory of a VMware product (1003897)

  • 9 Ratings


This article is an index to the default installation directory of each VMware product. The article also describes how to issue product commands from these directories.


The default installation directories of VMware products are:


Note: The below locations are for 32-bit systems. For 64-bit operating systems, the path is: \Program Files (x86)\...

Workstation \Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation
Player / ACE Instance \Program Files\VMware\VMware Player
Workstation Player \Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation Player
VMware Server \Program Files\VMware\VMware Server
GSX \Program Files\VMware\VMware GSX Server
Converter \Program Files\VMware\VMware Converter
Capacity Planner \Program Files\VMware\VMware Capacity Planner
Lab Manager \Program Files\VMware\VMware Lab Manager Server
Stage Manager \Program Files\VMware\VMware Stage Manager Server
Virtual Desktop Manager \Program Files\VMware\VMware VDM\Server
Consolidated Backup \Program Files\VMware\VMware Consolidated Backup Framework
VirtualCenter 2.5.x \Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server
VirtualCenter 2.0.x \Program Files\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter 2.0
Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5.x \Program Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.0
Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.0.x \Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client
Server Console (VMware Server) \Program Files\VMware\VMware Server Console
Remote Console (GSX) \Program Files\VMware\VMware Remote Console


Workstation /usr/sbin
Player / ACE Instance /usr/sbin
Workstation Player /usr/sbin
VMware Server /usr/bin
GSX /usr/bin
Server Console (VMware Server) /usr/sbin
Remote Console (GSX) /usr/sbin

Mac OS

Another knowledge base article may have directed you here to issue a command from one of these directories.  To issue a command from the directory:
  1. Open a command or shell prompt.  For further information, see Opening a command or shell prompt (1003892) .

  2. Type cd "<directory>" and press Enter,  where <directory> is replaced by the value listed in the chart above for your operating system and product.

    Note: If you are using Fusion, type cd "/Applications/VMware" and press Enter.

  3. Continue following the instructions in the article that directed you here.

See Also

Update History

08/28/2013 - Removed Resolution Path out of Normalization Status. 07/20/2010 - Added information for 64-bit Windows OSes.

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


  • 9 Ratings

Did this article help you?
This article resolved my issue.
This article did not resolve my issue.
This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.

What can we do to improve this information? (4000 or fewer characters)

Please enter the Captcha code before clicking Submit.
  • 9 Ratings