I cant see my remote virtual pc

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I cannot figure out why I cant view the virtual machine I set up in Virtual Server 2005. It connects but all I see is a black screen. I am not sure but I think it may be because the host machine is actually running on vmware and the fact I am connecting to the host machine via sonic wall vpn.
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Commented:
Hi,

I think you'll have to explain the setup a bit more, are you saying there are these layers:

Hardware/Vmware ESX/Windows2003/Virtual Server 2003/Virtual Machine with black screen?

Anyway, I use this software for connecting to the VS2005 VM's, I think it is better than the built in stuff:

http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?FamilyID=80adc08c-bfc6-4c3a-b4f1-772f550ae791&displaylang=en

cheers

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ok I loaded it and it does work alot better but I still have the same results. For some reason when I try to view the virtual machines I only see a black screen. I have yet to load the OS to the virtual machine.

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So you are creating your first virtual machine, and you have no operating system installed into the virtual machine yet?

So you are not seeing any messages such as 'operating system not found'.

Please clarify 'the host machine is actually running on vmware'

In general it does not work to install VM software inside another VM.

If you have done that, then it is very likely this is the problem. Of the VM solution will install, but no virtual machines will run.

cheers

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that maybe it. I have just installed VS2005 R2 then created 2 virtual machines on a vmware machine. Stupid is stupid does. So you think that's it then?
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Well I tried to install VS2005 into VMware Player with 2003 and that certainly did not work e.g my stack was:

Hardware/Windows 2003 Server/Vmware Player/2003 Server VM/Virtual Server 2005/2003 VM

My virtual machine would not launch.

I cannot find any conclusive docs that say it can't be done, but googling around you get discussions like these:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Misc/Q_22024292.html
http://tipotheday.com/node/6
http://serverfault.com/questions/28399/how-to-run-vmware-esx-or-esxi-in-a-virtual-machine

If you let me know the goal you are trying to achieve, I may have a suggestion for an alternate way of achieving it.

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thanx

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