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VMWare Workstation Installation. Starting Vmware Workstation Go to the start menu and start the VMware Workstation program. *Note: The following instructions.

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1 VMWare Workstation Installation

2 Starting Vmware Workstation Go to the start menu and start the VMware Workstation program. *Note: The following instructions are written starting at the point after the download and/or installation of VMware Workstation (or MS Virtual PC). If you have any questions regarding the download or installation see your instructor.

3 Creating a new virtual machine. Select “New Virtual Machine” on the Home page.

4 Selecting the Configuration Method For this installation, we will stay with the default of “Typical” configuration. The “Custom” configuration should be done by more advanced users or with the guidance of your instructor. Click Next.

5 Selecting the boot image Select “Installer disc image file (iso)” Click Browse

6 Choosing the Operating System Select “Microsoft Windows” for guest operating system and using the drop down arrow, choose version “Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition”. Click Next.

7 Selecting the boot image Find the iso image for the installation and Click Next

8 Software Key Enter the key that came with your software. Click Next

9 Naming the Virtual Machine In this step you need to give your virtual machine a descriptive name and select a location for it. It’s good practice to include the OS version in the name and create a folder with the same name just for that particular virtual machine. Click Next.

10 How big should the VM be? Although the size of your VM can be proportional to the size of the hard drive that it is on, we will make ours 8 GB so that we may put it on a DL DVD in the future. Do not select the “Allocate all disk space now” check box. This is used if you want to dedicate the entire Disk size to the VM immediately. Click Finish.

11 Creating the VM Check the settings to make sure they are correct and then click Finish.



14 Disk 1 Installation Complete It will take approximately 30 minutes for the installation to complete. You should then see the login screen.

15 Login On the Menu Toolbar, select VM > Send Ctrl+Alt+Del or press Ctrl+Alt+Insert on the keyboard.

16 Optional Configurations A good practice is to copy the I386 and SUPPORT folders to the C:\ drive. You may need them later.

17 Install Disk (ISO) #2 You should have already downloaded the disk # 2 ISO.

18 Install Disk (ISO) #2 Using the same method as you used to capture the first ISO, capture the ISO of disk #2. Click OK.


20 Install Disk (ISO) #2 Click Next

21 Install Disk (ISO) #2 Click Finish

22 Optional Configuration It’s a good idea to copy the CMPNENTS folder on disk #2 to the C:\ drive; you may need it later.

23 Completing the install. When you are done with ISO #2, make sure to go back and select the “Use physical drive” radial button in the CD-ROM settings.

24 Install VMware Tools Don't Forget VMware Tools It is very important that you install VMware Tools in the guest operating system. With the VMware Tools SVGA driver installed, Workstation supports significantly faster graphics performance. The VMware Tools package provides support required for shared folders and for drag and drop operations. Other tools in the package support synchronization of time in the guest operating system with time on the host, automatic grabbing and releasing of the mouse cursor, copying and pasting between guest and host, and improved mouse performance in some guest operating systems.

25 Install VMware Tools Click Next

26 Install VMware Tools We will stick with the default Setup Type; “Typical”.

27 Install VMware Tools Click Install

28 Install VMware Tools Let VMware Tools enable hardware acceleration. Click Yes

29 Install VMware Tools To complete install you must reboot the VM. Click Yes

30 Network Settings You will now need to configure your network settings so that you can get out to the internet. If you are at home you may need to see your router settings for IP address settings. If you are in the classroom your instructor will assist you with your settings.

31 Windows Update You should now update your server using Windows Update.

32 Service Pack 2 The first update that should be shown available is Service Pack 2. Go ahead and install SP2 at this time.

33 Additional Updates After SP2 has completed installation check for more updates and download those specified by the instructor. *Note: For classroom installation DO NOT install IE 7 for Server 2K3.

34 Install Support Tools Browse to the Support folder that you copied from Disk (ISO) #1, open the TOOLS folder and double click SUPTOOLS.MSI These tools are used mainly for troubleshooting Server 2K3.

35 Install Resource Kit Tools You will need to go online and do a search for Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools, download, and then install. These tools assist in the management of Server 2K3.

36 Installation Complete Both the Resource Kit Tools and the Support Tools should appear under All Programs.

37 Optional Installs Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Microsoft Word Viewer MS Word Viewer

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