How to create a VMWare Workstation image from Windows 2003 Server setup.exe
Posted on 2009-02-21
I've created VMWare images before using .iso files, ie. you select 'New Virtual Machine' work through the prompts until your machine is configured, then point the virtual CD ROM to the .iso you want to boot from and install.
The problem i have is i have the Windows 2003 Server R2 folders, which contain the following files:
The obvious thing to do would be just to create an iso from the folder but i'm not sure if i need to do both folders for a Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition R2 installation.
I used Folder2Iso_v1.4 to create an .iso from the CD1 folder but when i try to create a new VM image with that .iso i get 'operating system not found'
I'm pretty sure these folders are good as they're from my I.T department but i'm unable to transfer them into an iso to boot to use to setup my VMWare image.