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Recently I was using VMware Player 3 on my laptop but I was not able to get an IP address with Bridged Networking selected. Being a user of VMware products for many years, I knew there was a quick fix.

I navigated to the VMware Player directory to run vmnetcfg but it was not there. Unfortunately, the new version of VMware Player doesn’t include vmnetcfg in the installer anymore. Lucy for all of us, it is included in the installer.

To extract vmnetcfg.exe from the installer do the following:

1. Run the installer with /e option. For example:
VMware-player-3.0.0-197124.exe /e .\extract
Contents will be extracted to “extract” folder.
2. Open “network.cab” and copy vmnetcfg.exe to your installation folder,
typically “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\”.

Now you can run vmnetcfg to exclude network adapters from binding.

vmnetcfg.exe screen capture

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