VMWORKSTATION 7 ACE Portable VM serial number issue

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I have created a simple ACE deployemnt with WindowsXP SP3 to a flash drive.  (Default ACE Options other than the required admin password).

I had an ACE lisensing issue at home, launched the pc and used a TechNet key to activate the pc, and repackaged the portable deployment to flash.

The machine on the flash ran from home.

Took it to work, instsalled VMPlayer 3, and opened the vm to get the smae error msg as before with ACE licensing.

I am suspecting that it may be the key type?  Or did I miss a free ACE key that comes with vmware workstation 7 ?

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Hard to say, but it seems like you need a license for ACE. According to VMware, it is only free for 30days...not sure if you're past that timeframe or not?

Have you contacted VMware License support?



Yep - Contacted them and even their sales to clarify.  No word from either department.

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