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  1. For some reason certain AV tools are reporting a Trojan in the Windows executables. This is a known issue with PyInstaller's bootstrap program with AV tools. Even just submitting the bootstrap exe, run.exe, to VirusTotal show an issue. I am not sure there is anything I can do apart from remove the Windows executables and insist on Python being installed.
  2. For some reason certain AV tools are reporting a Trojan in the Windows executables. This is a known issue with PyInstaller's bootstrap program with AV tools. Even just submitting the bootstrap exe, run.exe, to VirusTotal show an issue. I am not sure there is anything I can do apart from remove the Windows executables and insist on Python being installed.
  3. It has not done that for sometime as VMware changed the code and was not patcheable. The good news is I have a new method to do it by directly modifying the VMware EFI firmware, which I will release soon.
  4. It's a false positive due to Pyinstaller being used and is a known issue when using it to package Python code as a Windows executable. There is no trojan in the executables.
  5. ESXi and Workstation version 3 released. 2 new topics setup to track issues.
  6. https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/963-macos-unlocker-v30-for-vmware-workstation/ macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware Workstation ========================================== +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | Always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new | | version. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 1. Introduction --------------- Unlocker 3 is designed for VMware Workstation 11-15 and Player 7-15. If you are using an earlier product please continue using Unlocker 1. Version 3 has been tested against: * Workstation 11/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux * Workstation Player 7/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow macOS to boot * Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation * Download a copy of the latest VMware Tools for macOS Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item. You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation 11 and Player 7. In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have been shutdown. The code is written in Python. 2. Prerequisites ---------------- The code requires Python 2.7 to work. Most Linux distros ship with a compatible Python interpreter and should work without requiring any additional software. Windows Unlocker has a packaged version of the Python script using PyInstaller, and so does not require Python to be installed. 3. Limitations -------------- If you are using VMware Player or Workstation on Windows you may get a core dump. Latest Linux products are OK and do not show this problem. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | If you create a new VM VMware may stop and create a core dump. | | There are two options to work around this issue: | | | | 1. Change the VM to be HW 10 - this does not affect performance. | | 2. Edit the VMX file and add: | | smc.version = "0" | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 4. Windows ---------- On Windows you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using Explorer right click on the command file and select "Run as administrator". win-install.cmd - patches VMware win-uninstall.cmd - restores VMware win-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest macOS guest tools 5. Linux --------- On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts. You may need to ensure the Linux scripts have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 2 files. lnx-install.sh - patches VMware lnx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware lnx-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest macOS guest tools 6. Thanks --------- Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife (MSoK) for all the testing and support. Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files and modified the unlocker code to run on Python 3 in the ESXi 6.5 environment. History ------- 27/09/18 3.0.0 - First release 02/10/18 3.0.1 - Fixed gettools.py to work with Python 3 and correctly download darwinPre15.iso (c) 2011-2018 Dave Parsons
  7. https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/964-macos-unlocker-v30-for-vmware-esxi/ macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware ESXi =================================== 1. Introduction --------------- Unlocker 3 for ESXi is designed for VMware ESXi 6.5 and 6.7. The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx to allow macOS to boot * Fix libvmkctl to allow vSphere to control the guest The code is written in Python as it makes the Unlocker easier to run and maintain on ESXi. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | Always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new | | version. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. Installation --------------- Copy the distribution file to the ESXi host datastore using scp or some other data transfer system. Decompress the file from the ESXi console or via SSH: tar xzvf esxi-unlocker-xxx.tgz (xxx - will be the version number, for example, 300) Run the command from the terminal: ./esxi-install.sh Finally reboot the server. 3. Uninstallation ----------------- Open the ESXi console or login via SSH and chnage to the folder where the files were extracted. Run the command from the terminal: ./esxi-uninstall.sh Finally reboot the server. 4. Notes -------- A. There is a command added called esxi-smctest.sh which can show if the patch is successful. It must be run from a terminal or SSH session. The output should be: /bin/vmx smcPresent = true custom.vgz false 38725560 B B. The unlocker can be temporarily disabled during boot by editing the boot options and adding "nounlocker". 5. Thanks --------- Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife (MSoK) for all the testing and support. Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files and modified the unlocker code to run on Python 3 in the ESXi 6.5 environment. The code is available at https://github.com/DrDonk/esxi-unlocker History ------- 26/09/18 3.0.0 - First release (c) 2011-2018 Dave Parsons
  8. Version 3.0.0

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    macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware ESXi =================================== 1. Introduction --------------- Unlocker 3 for ESXi is designed for VMware ESXi 6.5 and 6.7. The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx to allow macOS to boot * Fix libvmkctl to allow vSphere to control the guest The code is written in Python as it makes the Unlocker easier to run and maintain on ESXi. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | Always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new | | version. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. Installation --------------- Copy the distribution file to the ESXi host datastore using scp or some other data transfer system. Decompress the file from the ESXi console or via SSH: tar xzvf esxi-unlocker-xxx.tgz (xxx - will be the version number, for example, 300) Run the command from the terminal: ./esxi-install.sh Finally reboot the server. 3. Uninstallation ----------------- Open the ESXi console or login via SSH and chnage to the folder where the files were extracted. Run the command from the terminal: ./esxi-uninstall.sh Finally reboot the server. 4. Notes -------- A. There is a command added called esxi-smctest.sh which can show if the patch is successful. It must be run from a terminal or SSH session. The output should be: /bin/vmx smcPresent = true custom.vgz false 38725560 B B. The unlocker can be temporarily disabled during boot by editing the boot options and adding "nounlocker". 5. Thanks --------- Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife (MSoK) for all the testing and support. Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files and modified the unlocker code to run on Python 3 in the ESXi 6.5 environment. The code is available at https://github.com/DrDonk/esxi-unlocker History ------- 26/09/18 3.0.0 - First release (c) 2011-2018 Dave Parsons
  9. Version 3.0.1

    659 downloads

    macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware Workstation ========================================== +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | Always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new | | version. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 1. Introduction --------------- Unlocker 3 is designed for VMware Workstation 11-15 and Player 7-15. If you are using an earlier product please continue using Unlocker 1. Version 3 has been tested against: * Workstation 11/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux * Workstation Player 7/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow macOS to boot * Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation * Download a copy of the latest VMware Tools for macOS Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item. You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation 11 and Player 7. In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have been shutdown. The code is written in Python. 2. Prerequisites ---------------- The code requires Python 2.7 to work. Most Linux distros ship with a compatible Python interpreter and should work without requiring any additional software. Windows Unlocker has a packaged version of the Python script using PyInstaller, and so does not require Python to be installed. 3. Limitations -------------- If you are using VMware Player or Workstation on Windows you may get a core dump. Latest Linux products are OK and do not show this problem. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | If you create a new VM VMware may stop and create a core dump. | | There are two options to work around this issue: | | | | 1. Change the VM to be HW 10 - this does not affect performance. | | 2. Edit the VMX file and add: | | smc.version = "0" | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 4. Windows ---------- On Windows you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using Explorer right click on the command file and select "Run as administrator". win-install.cmd - patches VMware win-uninstall.cmd - restores VMware win-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest macOS guest tools 5. Linux --------- On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts. You may need to ensure the Linux scripts have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 2 files. lnx-install.sh - patches VMware lnx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware lnx-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest macOS guest tools 6. Thanks --------- Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife (MSoK) for all the testing and support. Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files and modified the unlocker code to run on Python 3 in the ESXi 6.5 environment. History ------- 27/09/18 3.0.0 - First release 02/10/18 3.0.1 - Fixed gettools.py to work with Python 3 and correctly download darwinPre15.iso (c) 2011-2018 Dave Parsons
  10. Yes ity does work. V3 splits ESXi support out from Workstation. I am dropping patching Fusion as it is completely redundant as SMC is always present either physically or using FakeSMC.
  11. I just released first version and I am calling it 3.0.0 as it builds on previous combined versions of the unlocker. Currently only on GitHub and would appreciate a test ot two before I also release it here. https://github.com/DrDonk/esxi-unlocker/releases/tag/3.0.0
  12. I will be checking the unlocker soon, but I am finishing a new version for ESXi first. Plus I am actually on holiday in Croatia and have other priorities until next week, . I forgot to say that I did test it on the beta versions of Workstation 15 and it worked OK.
  13. Thanks and I am aware of it. The repo is just an intiial commit and not ready to release. I am travelling and just wanted to get my first cut stored somewhere.
  14. Getting closer to release. I have now split unlocker for hosted products (Wokstation & Fusion) from ESXi version and created a new repo on GitHub. It needs a little more testing plus some notes on installation. I have also added an ESXi boot option to disable the unlocker if needed.
  15. Thanks for those testing the unlocker on ESXi. I will move to make it generally available in the next week. Just want to install latest patches for ESXi and check it out. For now ESXi I will remove the ESXi code from it and repackage for just Workstation & Player on Windows and Linux.
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