Originally Posted by Mikecdm
Just a little heads up, using VMware server can sometimes give a little trouble with vista. I had trouble getting it to work due to driver signature, or enforcement, or what ever it's called. I think that's why people recommend VMware player instead for vista. I had to disable driver xxxxxx whatever it's called every time I booted, using VMware server. It may be different for others, but that's what made installing it difficult for me. Once gibs helped me out and got passed that part, everything else was a breeze.
I realized it a while back that Vmware server didn't play very nice with Vista 64bit..I really don't know about Vista 32bit seen I didn't try it (some people here said that they got it going but I haven't had the luck or time)...The only way to get VMware going in Vista 64 was to use the player. I have the server in XP and the player in Vista.
I like the vmware server better because you can "x" it out and it will run in the back ground..But don't use above VMware Server 1.0.9..sever 2.0 turns in to more like a web site and it's a bit*h to get it going.
In Vista 64, I use the VMware Player 2.0.5..It's the best one so far for me..The 2.5 player adds more stuff like sound and more that you don't need.With that said You can't "x" it out and run in the back ground but you can get something like "Tray It" to put it in the bottom right side.
1) Use Vmware server up to 1.0.9 in XP
2) Use VMware Player 2.0.5 for Vista 64bit.