A handy utility to manage your virtual machines, provides an easy access to hardware configuration and BIOS settings that are commonly hidden in the UI.
Useful when installing pre-release or vintage software.
- VMware Workstation/Player
- Microsoft Virtual PC 2004/2007
- Windows Virtual PC (for Windows 7)
- Adjust the BIOS date of your virtual machine and disable time sync.
- Turn off ACPI support, handy when installing OSes that have issuses with ACPI.
- Specify the hardware your VM virtualizes, like Sound Card and Network Adapter (VMware only).
- Search all your virtual machines and manage in one UI.
- Command line and scriptting support (VMGuide.CUI).
- WPF-based GUI, and System-Aware DPI Scaling support.
Type "help" in the prompt to get a detailed help.
You can also use commands as a parameter. Use semicomons to sperate commands, and add quotation marks if needed.
C:\>VMGuide.CUI.exe "select file=\"D:\Virtual Machines\Windows XP.vmx\";set biosdate=20010625"
Which equals to:
C:\>VMGuide.CUI.exe VMGuide>select file="D:\Virtual Machines\Windows XP.vmx" VMGuide>set biosdate=20010625
You can create a UTF-8 text file with commands as a script, then specify the script file in the shell command line.
select file="D:\Virtual Machines\Windows XP.vmx" set biosdate=20010625 set sound=es1371
The URL protocol vm-settings is supported, which provides an user-friendly way to integrate VMGuide GUI to your project.
You may need to manually register this protocol, a batch file (Tools\register.bat) is provided to do so.
vm-settings://biosdate/20050721 vm-settings://datelock/false (The value "true" is meaningless, set the bios date and it will disable time sync.) vm-settings://acpi/false
UWP Bridge for Desktop (Project Centennial) Ready
This program is tested to work as a Centennial UWP, use the assets and manifest provided to create your own .appx package.
The vm-settings URL Protocol is also supported when running as a Centennial UWP.