VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program uses, and access all directories for temporary files. The VMware Authorization Service is not running.
How to fix The VMware Authorization Service is not running Step by Step
Step 1. First of all, you open Task Manager Kill all the VMware Processes
Step 2. Press “Win + R” -> Type “Services.msc”
Step 3. Go to VMware Authorization service then click START.
Step 4. Finally, you start VMware and Power ON your Virtual Machine.
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