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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.
Creating a new virtual machine. Select “New Virtual Machine” on the Home page.
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.
Choosing Install Method In the “Guest Operating System Installation” window, select the “I will install the operating system later” radial button.
Select the Guest OS VMware will likely detect the OS automatically. If not, choose from the list the most appropriate operation system.
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.
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 16 GB. Click Next.
Creating the VM Check the settings to make sure they are correct and then click Finish.
Selecting the boot image Find the iso image for the installation (right click on the CDROM icon, select settings) and Click OK
Reset the VM Click on the “Reset This Virtual Machine” button. *The machine will automatically boot to the ISO image.
Language, Time, Keyboard Keep the defaults. Click Next.
Select the OS Version For this installation we are going with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V (Full Installation)
License Terms Check “I accept the license terms”. Click Next
Type of Installation We are going to do a Custom (advanced) install for this VM.
Where to Install Select Disk 0 (the disk you created for the VM) Click Next
Installing Windows… It will take several minutes to complete the installation.
Login Enter a password for the Administrator account and login as Administrator.
VMware Tools VMware Tools installation should start automatically after you login.
Activating Windows Right click on Computer, on the Start Menu, or press the Windows Key + Pause/Break for the System window. Click on the “Activate Windows now” link at the bottom of the window. *Note: Make sure you have a connection to the internet before proceeding with this step.
Software Key Enter the key that came with your software. Click Next
Activating Windows It will take a few minutes for the process to complete.
Updates After logging in and setting up a network connection the first thing to do would be check for updates.