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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,895
United States Rank #25,861
Reach 0.0077%


VersionDistribution 62.50% 8.55% 1.97% 4.61% 1.32% 3.29% 0.66% 9.87% 2.63% 2.63% 1.97%

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VMware Server

What is VMware Server?  (from VMware)

VMware vSphere® offers the world’s leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. A robust, high-performance virtualization layer that abstracts server hardware resources and makes them shareable by multiple virtual machines. Aligns compute resources with business priorities through automatic loa...  Read more


VMware Server is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The programs's main executable is vmnat.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 948 KB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 501.72 KB (513,760 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 35% of users of VMware Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AF08C71F-F822-4416-87A9-2BBF5A8A5F12}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 501.72 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Server

Program executable:vmnat.exe
Name:VMware Server
VMware NAT Service
Signed by:VMware
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Server\vmnat.exe
VMware NAT Service for VMware Server, a virtualization-software server suite developed and supplied by VMware, Inc. It uses a client–server model, allowing remote access to virtual machines, at the cost of some graphical performance. VMware...
Additional files:
  • vmware-mount.exe - VMware Virtual Machine Importer (Virtual disk mount utility)
  • vmnetBridge.dll - VMware Network Driver (VMware bridge notify DLL (64-bit))
  • vmauthd.dll - VMware Workstation (vmauthd DLL)
  • adjperm.dll - VMware Server (adjperm DLL)
  • drvInst64.exe - VMware 64-bit Install Utility
  • vmacore.dll - Applications Framework
  • vmclientcore.dll - VMware Player Core Library
  • vmdbCOM.dll - vmdbCOM Module
  • vmeventmsg.dll - event message dll
  • vmnetcfg.exe - Virtual Network Configuration Application
  • VMnetDHCP.exe - VMware VMnet DHCP service
  • vmnetmgr.dll
  • pixops.dll - pixops
  • libeay32.dll (by Eric Young, The OpenSSL Project, VMware) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Crypto Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by Eric Young, The OpenSSL Project, VMware) - OpenSSL SSL/TLS Library
  • sigc-2.0.dll (by The libsigc++ development team (see AUTHORS)) - libsigc++ (The Typesafe Callback Framework for C++)

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:948 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000342807%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002354%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001074%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:69 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:816 KB
Total CPU:0.0000170716%
Kernel CPU:0.00000854%
User CPU:0.00000854%
I/O reads/min:108 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove VMware Server?

You can uninstall VMware Server from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VMware Server, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VMware Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.01%
Windows XP 16.34%
Windows Vista 7.84%
Windows 10 7.19%
Windows Server 2003 2.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.26%
  Germany 10.40%
  France 6.94%
  Italy 5.78%
  Canada 4.05%
  Switzerland 3.47%
  Brazil 2.89%
  United Kingdom 2.89%
  Japan 2.31%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Spain 1.73%
  Croatia 1.73%
  Poland 1.73%
  Argentina 1.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.05%
Hewlett-Packard 25.58%
Acer 8.14%
Intel 5.81%
American Megatrends 5.81%
ASUS 4.65%
Medion 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
Lenovo 2.33%
Sahara 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.06%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305D 1.03%
Dell OptiPlex 760 1.03%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 1.03%

About VMware

VMware provides virtualization platform products that include a player that enables users to run virtual machines on their desktops as well as Workstation for software developers and IT professionals, Server, which enables virtual partitioning of a server, Virtual SMP that enables a virtual machine to use four physical processors simultaneously and VMFS, which allows multiple ESX Servers to share block-based storage.
Publisher URL: www.vmware.com


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