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What is the purpose of the local group __vmware__ in a VMware Workstation Pro install.

When installing VMware Workstation Pro on a Windows host, a local group __vmware___ is created.  What is the purpose of the local group __vmware__ in a VMware Workstation Pro install.


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Felton Lewis

8/22/2022 - Mon
Seth Simmons

not sure but appears to be legacy as it appears in vmware workstation 3 documentation from 20 years ago
i see it on my machine but no account is a member.  there used to be a user and group but now appears to only be a local group as you see.  not much discussion around it about its purpose but appears (long ago) to cause problem uninstalling and reinstalling workstation

Purpose of __vmware__ User and Group
https://vmware.for-windowsnt.configuration.narkive.com/XVOvpTsL/purpose-of-vmware-user-and-group
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