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Vmware server running at startup

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Fergal1982, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Hey guys. I have a 'server' running winserv2003 (its really a PC borrowed from work to run server).

    I've set VMWare server on the machine, and set up a second winserv2003 system (i need at least two servers for 70-294 to simulate replication, etc), but id like to know how i configure vmware to run and start the virtual server at bootup. currently i've logged in as admin and started vmware (ideally id like it to start like a service, and not be visible on the taskbar - being opened only if the user remoting in wants to run it).

    Is this possible? am i making any sense here?

    Fergal
     
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  2. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi Fergal. You might want to try some of these tips from the comments here. As you see the article is subscriber only and I've forgotten my login details.:oops:

    Here's another little helper.

    Or maybe a better one here.
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    Fergal
    if you open the VM Server console and goto Edit VM Settings for the VM in question
    goto the Options tab and there is a startup/shutdown setting, u need to use a nother logon account such as a domain account or the Local System account but you can then set the system to boot up and shutdown with the PC

    hope that helps
     
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  4. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    thanks phoenix. seems to be working quite well. rebooted server1 twice now. and both times server2 seems to have started automatically.

    that said. although i can RDC into server2. server1 now seems to be refusing connections. very strange. ill reboot and see if that resolves the issue.
     
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