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The vmware-authd.exe file

According to our database, the vmware-authd.exe file is part of VMware Workstation, so the vmware-authd.exe file probably got onto your computer during the installation of VMware Workstation.

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The vmware-authd.exe file's details

Below, we have summarized the details of the vmware-authd.exe file known to us. The manufacturers constantly update their software, so naturally vmware-authd.exe may exist in a different version with a different name. The data below summarizes the parameters of the vmware-authd.exe file with the 11.1:2.61471 version number.

85.69 kB (87744 B)
Internal name:
Original filename:
VMware Authorization Service
© VMware, Inc.
VMware, Inc.
VMware Workstation
Product version:

The links related to the vmware-authd.exe

We try to collect the websites where you can find further information about the vmware-authd.exe file.

The vmware-authd.exe's possible errors

Below are the top five most common vmware-authd.exe errors and how to fix them.

vmware-authd.exe - Application error

The instruction at "0x????????" reference memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be read.

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • Faulty program code. Signal the error to the application's developer, and try installing a newer version.
  • It's possible that there isn't enough memory available for the application. Free up memory be temporarily stopping some applications or services.
  • It's possible that a hardware component of your computer is malfunctioning. Have the hardware components of your computer checked, with special attention to the RAM modules.

vmware-authd.exe - Error

The program can't start because ???.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The cause of the error message and possible solution:

  • The DLL file required for running vmware-authd.exe is either missing or out of date. Reinstall the application.

vmware-authd.exe - Access denied

vmware-authd.exe - Access denied

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • The antivirus software may have blocked access to the vmware-authd.exe file. Check your antivirus software's log and quarantine.
  • You don't have the permissions to run the vmware-authd.exe. Change the permissions of the file.
  • The vmware-authd.exe file may have been damaged. Reinstall the application.

vmware-authd.exe - Error

vmware-authd.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

The cause of the error message and possible solution:

  • The vmware-authd.exe isn't installed. Install the application.

vmware-authd.exe - Application error

The exception Illegal Instruction. An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction.

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • The vmware-authd.exe uses an instruction set that isn't supported by your CPU. Install the version that is adequate to your computer.
  • It's possible that a hardware component of your computer is malfunctioning. Have the hardware components of your cimputer checked, with special attention to your CPU's cooling.

Other executable files related to the vmware-authd.exe

VMware Workstation uses other executable files besides the vmware-authd.exe file. The file’s names can be different with each version.

VMware Workstation VMX
VMware Workstation VMX
VMware Workstation
vmss2core application
Virtual machine automation tool
VMware Unity Helper
VMware Remote MKS
VMware Workstation

Downloading the vmware-authd.exe

If you need the vmware-authd.exe file because the file system is damaged, then we suggest that you reinstall VMware Workstation. Copying an executable usually doesn't solve the problem.


Never open an executable file that you received in an e-mail! Even if it seems like you received it from a reliable person. In most cases, the viruses circulating on the Internet get onto the infected computers from sources that are believed to be reliable.

During the analysis, we checked all the executable files registered by us with at least 2 antivirus softwares.

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