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VMWare Server Error adding a vCenter Converter Standalone converted machine

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I'm trying to add/open a vCenter Converter converted server in VMWare Server.

It won't show up in the inventory and I can't "Add Virtual Machine to Inventory"

Also trying to "Create Virtual Machine" but when I point tot the .vmdk file it displays an error:
  "Warning - There is a problem with the following fields:  - The file path format is invalid.  Please use the format '[ds_name]/path/to/file'.

How can I
  (a.) Get VMWare Server to see the vCenter Converter converted server...or
  (b.) Create a new Virtual Machine and point it to the .vmdk file?
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In VMware Server 2.0, they have introduced the concept of datastores. All of your Server 2.0 Guest VMs are stored in a datastore and you can create more. Here is a screenshot of adding a new datastore to VMware Server 2.0:

The VM must be located inside this datastore, or folder on the hard drive!

VMware Server Datastore
Please also note, VMware Server 2.0 is not supported on Windows 7 desktop operating system, on Server Operating (WIn2k8) Systems are supported, you may experience issues.
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Thank you. You were dead on.
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