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How to License VMware Player and VMware Workstation Player (2081997)

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This article provides the steps to license VMware Player and VMware Workstation 12.x/14.x Player


To license VMware Player/VMware Workstation Player:

  1. Launch VMware Player/ VMware Workstation Player.
  2. Navigate to Player > Help > Enter License Key.

  3. Enter the serial number.

    The VMware Player/ VMware Workstation Player Activation Code is an alpha-numeric code. 
  • For VMware Player 6.x and 7.x, this code is 25 digits.
  • For VMware Workstation Player 12.x and 14.x, this code is 25 digits.

For example:

  1. Click OK.
You need not register license keys for the product.
  • Product registration occurs automatically at the time of purchase for all VMware products. The license keys will be available in your My VMware account.
  • If the licenses are purchased recently and you do not have them under your account please contact you SU/PC.

Note: You can, however, activate your VMware Player/ VMware Workstation Player software without registering the license keys. For more information about complimentary support, see Registering for complimentary support in My VMware (2016092).

See Also

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.


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