I am looking for a way to auto start and auto shutdown my VM using VMWare Workstation 5.5
For startup I found this:
I'm using autologin with a shortcut to vmware.exe in the startup folder. I added a bit to the shortcut
"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe" -x "c:\vmware\win98.vmx" "c:\vmware\winxppro.vmx"
Just set the path to your vmx files and remember to check the power on then open in the machine config.
A companion to instsrv is srvany.exe and the method for starting VMWare as a
service is as follows: ... http://groups.google.com/group/vmware.for-windowsnt.experimental/browse_thread/thread/5db8fdb1f7bcc469/be8c1febcd7abc65?lnk=st&q=Run+VMware+Workstation+VMs+as+services&rnum=1&hl=en#be8c1febcd7abc65
However for shutdown I do not have a workable solution.
Someone mentioned using the shutdown.exe to shutdown each individual VM, but I can't find any shutdown event on my W2K3 host.