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VMware Workstation 7 and Server 2008 R2 Guests

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

I think I found my first bug.


Doing a Easy Install on Server 2008 R2 – first it complains that the key is wrong (though that could just be a copy/paste issue lol) then;



But the Easy Install has finished!! Powered the VM off and back on again, still the same.


Oh well, no VMware tools!


VMware Workstation 7…..

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

So I downloaded it and tried it out.


I like it – a lot. And it’s the subtle differences that I like.


For instance – the added support for Windows 7 Taskbar



I have my taskbar vertical (as you can see) – and I like the way I get “Hover Previews” (what is their official name anyway?) of all my favourite Virtual Machines – even the suspended ones!

VMware tools under Linux seems (it may not be, but it “seems”) easier to install – less of the headaches and more “pre-compiled” modules for my Linux operating systems 🙂


Not found any real bugs yet (the first I thought I had turned out to be a corrupt ISO download – *sigh*), but will post anything up I can find as I get to using it 🙂

Now if only I had a Mac to try out VMware Fusion 3 – but I flattened my “Hack Mac” for Windows 7 😦