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Are there any free VMware players that are fully compatible with Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server and that will automatically save the virtual OS state during the host OS shutdown?

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Are there any free VMware Server products or players that are fully compatible with Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server and that will automatically save the virtual OS state or power down the virtual operating system during a Windows shutdown or restart?
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VMware Server does that.
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You will need to install vmware tools to accomplish this though
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Try virtualbox. Its free and its very robust.
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Is VMWare server free or does it need to be purchased?

If it needs to be purchased, how much does it cost?
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ESXi is free after registration, beyond the 60 day Eval, you can use it but do not ahve any of the extra tools without paying.

For a small setup, this may suffice.

I hope this helps !
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Hi In case you are looking for Vmware product  that can run on Windows 2003 small business server.
You can try the below

1. VMware server
2. Vmware Player

If you are looking for a VMware product that can host Windows 2003

ESXi free edition
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