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Services Utility: VMware NAT Service Service

Display Name (?): VMware NAT Service
Short Name (?): VMWare NAT Service
Executable (?): vmnat.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): None.
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Network address translation for virtual networks
OS (?): Third party or non-default
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The VMWare NAT Service service provides the ability for the virtual machine emulation program VMWare to interact on a network using NAT based resolution and communication. This service communicates with a virtual machine session and relays information from the session to and from the VMNet8 adapter installed on the host computer through VMWare's Virtual Ethernet Adapter Adapters driver. The NAT service by default communicates with the VMWare DHCP service.

If you have VMWare installed and you are using a NAT connection in your VM sessions then this service is required. If you are not using Bridge connections or not Internet connection then this service can be safely disabled. If you do not have VMWare installed then this service should not exist.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.