Manually create VMWare Desktop Shortcut

  1. Install the VMware Remote Console plugin by running https://localhost:8333/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-win32-x86.exe\
  2. Find out what what your Guest ID by looking at the objID tag in vmInventory.xml in either /etc/vmware/hostd/ or %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware Server\hostd
  3. Find the location of vmware-vmrc.exe. This depends on your version of Windows/Internet Explorer. Look in the following Locations: 32-bit Widnows XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Remote Console Plug-in\ 64-Bit Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\VMware Remote Console Plug-in\
  4. Right click on your desktop and create new shortcut to: vmware-vmrc.exe [path-to-vmware-vmrc.exe] -h localhost:8333 -M [objID]

    Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\VMware Remote Console Plug-in\vmware-vmrc.exe" -h localhost:8333 -M 16