VMWare Workstation Player on Azure VM for testing

VMWare Workstation Player on Azure VM for testing

I had a request to run VMWare Workstation Player on an Azure VM for some testing and labs. Challenge accepted!

Demo environment:

Azure VM Standard E4s_v4 running Windows 10 2004 Enterprise

Installed VMWare Workstation Player 16.0 free for non-commercial use

Tried to spin up a VM, but i got error for hyper-v conflict.

to solve it:

Download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=53337

Extract to a local folder open an administrative PowerShell in this folder

execute: .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -enable


open again an administrative PowerShell in this folder

execute .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -disable

execute bcdedit /deletevalue hypervisorlaunchtype

execute bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

(ignore all error messages from DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1​)

Finally the VM at the VMWare Workstation Player started and I managed to setup and run a Windows 10 VM.



  1. Thank you for this walkthrough. I’ve tried to run VMware in an Azure VM earlier and failed multiple times. So reading this is great news and indeed it works for me!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. sadly didnt work for me i tried every thing in several forums .
    azure vm win server datacenter 2016 hyper v windows 10 20h2

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