Tuesday, June 26, 2012

VMWare and keyboards and mapping

currently I'm doing a lot of international traveling for our little company and to install BinBase systems at different locations in the world and keep running in the issue that my keyboard mapping is completely off.

For example denmark:

We have a danish server with a danish keyboard connected, which starts a vmware player instance. This instance has an english keyboard setup and an english keyboard layout. Now we are remotely connecting to this using a TeamViewer instance, with a US keyboard.
What is happening all the key maps are completely random and neither english or danish. The solution

in the configuration of the virtual machine, we need to explicitly set the hardware keyboard model to a danish model and the mapping to an english mapping to make it all work correctly using a remote session.