VMWARE Close down when logoff as administrator

Posted on 2010-01-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
1:-I installed Squid Server on VMware workstation 5 .
2:-Vmware workstation5 was installed on Wndows 2003 Server
Now issue is when I log off Windows 2003 server Vmware workstation is also close down
I want after logging off vmware work station keep on running so that my both server can be access and work efficently
I checked that in services .msc vmware services are started automatic .I am not getting solution of this problem please help me out

Question by:pawanopensource
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    as far as I know you need the vmware server instead of the workstation for that.

    VMW Workstation (like player) is for programmer / active usage.

    With the free vmware server 2.0 you can run your virtual machines after system start without starting workstation / player.

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    I do in the following way:

    a) create a cmd file , eg  "C:\srvtec04 start.cmd"

    b) write inside it  (adjusting for your purpose and path) :
    REM =====================================================================
    cd "E:\VirtualMachines\W2K3 x ST"
    "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun.exe" start winnetstandard.vmx 1>1.txt 2>2.txt
    REM =====================================================================

    c) create a Scheduled Task, launching such cmd
    d) check execute as Administrator, and enter password
    e) test it, launching from  scheduled task
    f) if you need, schedule it at system boot .


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