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jay121 used Ask the Experts™
I installed VM ware server on my Vista and cannot launch it. ALL the vm ware services are running. When I launch the VMWare , it does not connect and  has URL of https://hostname:8333/ui/

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/180729 does not work either

Thanks for your help

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If I read your issue correctly, the server is pointing to https://hostname:8333/ui/.
Change the name to https://youractualcomputername:8333/ui/ or https://your.ip.address:8333/ui/

I am not certain if you meant hostname figuratively or actually.

Also, check your firewall settings.  Turn it off to verify if you want a quick test.
Richard QuadlingSenior Software Developer

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Well, your very 1st issue is you're trying to install VMware Server, and use it, on a non-supported host OS. If you look at pg. 25 of the User's Guide, it specifically states that it is only supported on a Windows *Server* OS. You may be able to install it, and may even be able to use it, but you tend to run into issues such as you're having when you try using it in an unsupported manner. You can use VMware Player (free): http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_player/3_0?ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS371US371&q=Vmware%20Player%20download

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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VMware Server 2.0.2 is not supported on Windows Vista. It's onlt supported on Server based operating systems. You may experience issues by installing it on a Desktop Operating system.

For your information VMware Server 2.0.2 is now end of life, it has been discontinued in favour of the Type 1 Hypervisor called VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) (a free download) or a Type 2 Hypervisor VMware Player 3.0 also a free download.

End of Extended Support for VMware Server is 30 June 2011.

I would recommend the use of VMware Player 3.0 on your Vista Desktop

free download here http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

or try the up and coming new Oracle Virtualbox 4.0


Any further questions please ask.

In response to your question, check Firewall, and also check that all the VMware Services have started in Services (type services.msc in the run diagloue).

Any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.


Thanks coolsport00 and hanccoca

You were right. I was installing it on a non server OS. I have Vista home edition as said on page 25 of the guide.

thanks again

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