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  • 1.  VM - Manage

    Posted Jul 20, 2021 02:00 PM


    I have VM created in VMWare Workstation 16 but Under VM-Manage, why upload, download and permissions are greyed out.

    Attached is the screenshot. Can anyone advise.  

  • 2.  RE: VM - Manage

    Posted Aug 05, 2021 10:03 AM

    Please advise

  • 3.  RE: VM - Manage

    Posted Aug 05, 2021 10:12 AM


    Try taking the VM out of sleep (pausa).

    That should be the one to disable the Upload and Download functions.

  • 4.  RE: VM - Manage

    Posted Aug 05, 2021 10:54 AM


    I tried in both situations, i.e. Suspended, Powered On Running - In both case only Upload is enabled but Download and Permissions are disabled. Can you advise way out.

  • 5.  RE: VM - Manage
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 05, 2021 11:30 AM


    the download and permission options are enabled only if the VM is on a remote server (the case in which with VMware Workstation you have connected to an ESXi host or a vCenter and therefore work with remote VMs).

    The VM in your case is local on the client where VMware Workstation is installed, if so the only option you can use is upload to upload the VM to a remote host.

    Download --> for download on local the VM that is running on a remote server 

    Permission --> for modifying the remote permission on VM if the VM is running on a remote server

    Upload --> for upload a local VM on a remote server