VMware: Transporter, .vmx files, and UUIDs

Discussion in 'Parallels Transporter' started by timhenrion, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. timhenrion

    timhenrion Bit poster

    I work for a very large computer company that distributes demonstrations as VMware images that I need to run under Parallels (otherwise I will be forced to purchase VMware Fusion when it's released).

    In VMware, each virtual machine receives a generated BIOS UUID in the .VMX file. Because Transporter does not propagate this UUID over to the Parallels VM, any Windows VMware image that I convert/boot in that is running Windows forces Windows to want to re-activate because it thinks that the machine has had a major hardware change.

    Is there any way to propagate the .VMX 'uuid.bios' parameter from the VMware .VMX file to the new Parallels virtual machine to prevent Windows wanting to re-activate?

    Tim Henrion

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