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How long does approval take?

  • 1.  How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 17, 2024 12:08 PM

    I have been waiting several days now for approval from Boardcom to be able to download VMWare Workstation Pro. 

    The original email said up to one day. 

    Can someone please get back to me as its now effecting business. 

    Thanks 



  • 2.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 17, 2024 12:10 PM

    Do you receive a specific message when you try to download the software?
    Please provide the exact message.

    André




  • 3.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 17, 2024 12:21 PM

    When i go to my entitlements its says i dont have any, when to and download it, its greyed out and wont let me. My profile still says its waiting approval. 




  • 4.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 17, 2024 01:04 PM

    You will not see anything in your entitlements except for licenses with an active subscription.

    However, this should not block you from downloading the WS Pro for personal use binaries.

    André




  • 5.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 03:33 AM

    I had the VMWare Workstation Pro 7 trail, which ran out, we then paid for it

    but for some reason, I'm unable to download what I have paid for. I just need the license number so I can work!

    I don't understand why this is do difficult. 




  • 6.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 12:27 PM

    In this case, I'd contact support (phone support might be the fastest way to achieve your goal) to have that fixed, and provide you with your license key. They have access to the old VMware accounts.

    André




  • 7.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 03:36 AM

       see it says i'm not entitled to download it




  • 8.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 03:44 AM

    where can i fine the license key for the product I've paid for? Ive downloaded the personal use copy now as its not letting me. but I still need the license key. 




  • 9.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 09:02 AM

    Did you get any emails from "mycommerce" with your license key? (I don't have any experience with the order process, just wondering.)

    What a way to run a railroad (as the saying goes).

    It's almost as if they don't care about small users... Who would have thunk?... https://www.theregister.com/2022/05/30/broadcom_strategy_vmware_customer_impact/




  • 10.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 09:06 AM

    Yeah, i got a copy of the invoice, but no license key. 




  • 11.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted Jun 18, 2024 10:52 AM

    If it's any consolation, I'm in exactly the same situation. I used to get the license keys from VMware immediately! Keenly following this to see what the hold up is with approvals...




  • 12.  RE: How long does approval take?

    Posted 28 days ago

    Try the following link.  Broadcom has seriously dropped the ball.  Expect it to get worse as time goes on.

    https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/17.5.2/23775571/