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Installing VMWare server on client that already uses a Player

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I just downloaded and tried to install a VMWare server 1.0.4 on a WinXP client but I get the error message "VMWare ACE already installed on this computer".

This is of course due to the fact that I have a VMWare player package installed, that I use when I connect to a certain external computer system -- the VPN connection system is so specific so I need to actually run a small "windows within windows" to get all the settings right.
This VMWare Player is just installed on my client and I use it quite inferquently. However, I cannot uninstall it (because then I cannot VPN connect to that external server)

Is there a way to get the VMWare server 1.0.4 to install anyway? Is "ACE" some kind of component that may be uninstalled and replace with something within the 1.0.4 server?
Actually, the Player installation didn't even leave any traces in the "installed programs" so I don't even know how to uninstall the player, or any ACE part, even if I had wanted...

Thanks
/Stefan Lennerbrant
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by:WeHe
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You can remove the player and use your VPN virtual guest in VMware server.
To remove the player (if not in "Add/remove programs") start the installer and it should give you the possibility to repair or uninstall.
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by:stefanlennerbrant
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You mean that I should run the player environment VMX file from the Server instead from the player run engine?

Isn't the host part specific for each guest OS? I'd like to use VMWare to run RedHat Linux. The player environment for the VPN guest is a Windows 2000.

/Stefan
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by:WeHe
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To be on the safe side you can use VMware converter to convert the image from Player to Server.
But you can run any VMware image on any other VMware product (after conversation).
There is no host part in an vmware image (only specific parameters in VMX file).
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by:stefanlennerbrant
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No real answer to this questions, huh?
Perhaps it should be closed now?
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You can't have both Player and Server installed on the same host since they are using some conflicting modules. VMware Player supports newer virtual hw than server so it might be needed to use VMware Converter (can also be done from Workstation) do downgrade the virtual hw so you can run it on VMware Server.

However, VMware Ace is a security product, and VMs created for Ace are typically encrypted and made in a way preventing you from tampering with them or moving them to another virtualization product.
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