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auto start guest OS on vmware host running on Windows 2003 Server

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I want my guest system to start automatically when the host system running VMWARE server (Free edition) starts.  I have used different combinations of searches and have found nothing so far.
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by:Qlemo
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To start a VM, use
vmware.exe -l -x -c "c:\Virtual Machines\VM1\VM1.vmx"

One way to manage this is using a autologon, with above command in autostart.
Another way: enter this in registry HKLM\Software\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, then no login is necessary (I did not test this).

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by:kapara
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I am looking for  a solution which definitely works..
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by:Qlemo
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Is there something missing in my answer?
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by:kapara
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I am looking for a known working solution.  I understand what you are recommending but by stating this is not tested I was hoping to find a solution that was a known, tried, and working solution to the question.  If no one comes up with a solution which is known to work I will accept the answer.

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by:kapara
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Found the solution:

VM -> Settings -> Options Tab - Startup / Shutdown
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by:Qlemo
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Yes, that seems to be the solution. But VMWare Server must be startet somehow to start the VM automatically.
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Since Vmware runs as a service it starts up automatically.
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by:JHOG
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The author may not have found this solution helpful but I found it very helpful.  I tested it and it definiteley works.  I must mention that the first time I tried it I didn't use the quotation marks and it didn't work (my fault) but if you don't forget them than it works like a charm.  Also, if you want to start the vm machine in full screen then just use a capital X instead of lower case x.  You also don't need the -l and -c commands.  It would also be important to note that I am using VMWARE workstaion 6 and  the VM -> Settings -> Options Tab - Startup / Shutdown is not available anywhere in my copy. So the authors solution would not work at all for me.  
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