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What is vmware-tray.exe?

Part of VMware Workstation by VMware

What is it?

VMware Tray Process is part of VMware Workstation, a hypervisor that enables users to set up multiple virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system, such as Windows. VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
Description of vmware-tray.exe from VMware
VMware Workstation provides a seamless way to access all of the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they are running. Remotely connect to virtual machines running on VMware vSphere, ESXi or another copy of VMware Workstation. Workstation’s web interface lets you access local and server hosted virtual machines from your PC, smart phone, tablet or any device with a modern browser.
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How does vmware-tray.exe run?

Process - vmware-tray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does vmware-tray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - vmware-tray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'vmware-tray.exe' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vmware-tray.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vmware-tray.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmware-tray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU54.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.7 MB RAM7.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              25 GDI objects16.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware workstation\vmware-tray.exe

Are there other versions of VMware Workstation?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization solutions. Its virtualization platform products include Player that enables individuals to run virtual machines on their de More...
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File details

File name: vmware-tray.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc. (verified)
Name: VMware Workstation
Description: VMware Tray Process
Version: 7.1.3 build-324285
Size: 126.61 KB
Original file name: vmware-tray.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: VMware
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/13/2010
Expiration date: 10/29/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000244316%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000190217%
User CPU: 0.00000540984960%
Privileged CPU time: 109.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 931,743,310
CPU cycle count /min: 2,189,969
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 64.2 MB
Peak committed memory: 64.21 MB
Paged memory: 1.7 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.7 MB
Paged system memory: 118.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.68 KB
Working set memory: 1.05 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.23 MB
Min working set memory: 1.04 MB
Private memory: 1.7 MB
Page faults: 32,680
Page faults /min: 14
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 170
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 668.44 KB
Read transfer /min: 287 Bytes
Total other operations: 31,843
Other operations /min: 13
Total other transfer: 283.41 KB
Other Transfer /min: 122 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 25
Peak GDI objects: 26
USER objects: 11
Peak USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 57
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: vmware-tray
Command: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 14d9500a0b52980ece5102f467c52df6
SHA-1: fce72ceb1c2dc1c0297d9f10b9461f6d52d0ed84
SHA-256: e4edbf2dc858b5646f62b2559ba2e09d5a6ff6ef6c8fd702985cd4e3b9fdbb66

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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