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VMware Workstation 8 auto start guest machine(s)

I upgraded to VMware Workstation 8 with the understanding that I can setup a virtual machine (guest) to automatically startup when I reboot the "host" (my workstation). I remember seeing a blurb about "Shared VMs" so I converted it to one. I can't figure out where I can do this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
I'm still on 7 but the solution for 7 was to simply make a batch file that did a command line start, put that batch file in startup.

I'm hoping 8 has this built in, as I may be upgrading soon.
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coolsport00Commented:
Pg. 184 of WS8 User Guide:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ws80-using.pdf

~coolsport00
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coolsport00Commented:
The option is still not really what I call a "mainstream feature", and not sure why. It should be. But, VMware did at least provide a roundabout way to do so. Place the VM in the shared VM folder and configure. I have WS8, but hadn't yet configured my VM to autostart. Will look at doing so this week sometime.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I use the VMware run command, in the Startup Group.
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