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protect vmware machine so nobodyelse (but me) start it?

protect vmware machine so nobodyelse (but me) start it?

protect vmware machine so nobodyelse (but me) start it?

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is there a way to protect my virtual machine so that nobody else can start it. I,m speaking about a vmware workstation 5 virtual machine. Actually a have found a solution (which i'll use in case nobody gives me another solution): i'll make a linked clone of my virtual machine which  will be on a removable disk (dvd - rw) and my machine will start only when it will be available in the drive, or at least i hope this will work...

It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.
Thanks for your attitude!

RE: protect vmware machine so nobodyelse (but me) start it?

With workstation, you're really just going to have to rely on your OS security model. Make sure no one but you have even "read" permissions on the Virtual Machine folder.

RE: protect vmware machine so nobodyelse (but me) start it?

Bohiti is right, if you want access only for yourself, you need to chmod the virtual machine as 700 or 600 (depending on the file)

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