drnicolas
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Can VMWare 6.0 run in WIndows 2003 as a service ?

I am quite new to virtual computers....

I currently run VMserver on a Windows 2003 machine. This works great.

The virtual machine is booted together with W2003, so almost anything is fine.

For another purpose I would like to create a virtual machine and install linux there. The key application runs under linux and needs USB 2.0.

So, this does not work with VMServer.

I then downloaded a test version of VMworkstation to get USB2.0 working and installed on a Win XP computer just for testing.

The virtual Machine runs now under VMWorkstation 6.0 with USB 2.0 as expected.

The only thing is: The virtual machine with Linux on it must boot automatically with the guest OS and run independently without any user access on the host computer.

Is this possible with VM Workstation 6.0 ?

Otherwise I could think of switching around.

Linux as the host OS, running the application which needs USB 2.0 and the virtual machine with W2003.

But then the virtual machine needs access to a SCSI tape autoloader.

Can anybody give me some help ?

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KevinG
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Can VMWare 6.0 run in WIndows 2003 as a service

VMware Workstation was not designed to work in this type of environment.

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drnicolas
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okay, so may be it works the other way.

Is it possible to convert a complete Windows 2003 with all services and components installed into a virtual machine ?

Can SCSI components used in a virtual machine ?

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ZeRoC00L
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You can startup vmware workstation at startup of a server:

Enable autologon on the server.

create a batchfile wich startsup your workstation (http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_learning_cli_startup_win.html) and place it in the startup-group. (not sure if it also works in Workstation 6.0).

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