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Port forwarding on VMWare Player 4.0.4

So VMWare Player supports NAT, but it does not offer a way to port forward anything so if you are running a server in the VM, chances are you can’t access it outside of the host.

But the installer has vmnetcfg.exe which allows configuration of NAT services, including port forwarding. To do this, look through the following steps:

  • Extract the utility by executing (in cmd) [VMWare Installer] /e tools
  • This creates a tools directory with all the installer content
  • Locate, open and extract vmnetcfg.exe to where VMWare Player is installed
  • Launch vmnetcfg and configure the NAT interface (

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