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Device Guard + VMware Workstation Pro 12.5 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit Creators Update installed with VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.

    I'd like to enable Device Guard but this then breaks VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.

    Is it possible to have Device Guard work side by side with VMware Workstation Pro 12.5 if I have the Creators Update (1703) installed since nested virtualisation is supported with Hyper-V now?

    Is there anyway to get Device Guard working with VMware Workstation Pro 12.5 installed as well?

    Monday, May 1, 2017 1:03 PM

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  • Hi,

    According to my research, VMware Workstation is not compatible with Device Guard. As for the nested virtualization feature, the third party virtualization app is not supported. You’d better to use Hyper-v feature.

    Run Hyper-V in a Virtual Machine with Nested Virtualization
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/user-guide/nested-virtualization

    Best regards,
    Joy.


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    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:25 AM
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  • This is possible as i also had the same problem.

    I also had vmware workstation on my host machine(windows 10) and i didn't wanted to move from it to hyper-v for trial thing.

    What you need to do is install Hyper-V(windows 10 Enterprise and then enable hyper-v role from settings) on a VM inside Vmware.

    Then within that Hyper-VM install other Windows 10 Enterprise inside which you want to install device guard or any other VBS based security features like credential guard etc.

    Once you do that you will be able to configure and try out device guard within the VM.

    Furthermore i don't have a hardware TPM on host machine still with this kind of setup i was able to setup secure boot, TPM from inside Hyper-V (windows 10) when i created a nested VM inside it.

    https://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-run-hyper-v-under-vmware-workstation/

    https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8970

    https://4sysops.com/archives/windows-10-hyper-v-fall-update-adds-virtual-tpm-and-nested-virtualization/

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:04 PM