You will change most of the configuration parameters that your virtual machines are using by hand. However, there are situations where it can be very useful to understand the files that are used behind the virtual machine. A few different file types are used as follows:
VMware Workstation program files
VMware Workstation virtual machine definition files
VMware Workstation disk files
In the following sections, these different files will be discussed.
After the installation of VMware Workstation, some program files get copied to your computer. Also, the host computer runs some services that allow you to use VMware Workstation and associated services such as networking. This section gives an overview of the most important program files and services.