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Installing NIC drivers in a VMware Workstation 6.0 running 2003 R2

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Dear All, good afternoon!

i was requested to define how to setup a NIC Teaming in a already production Server. The server has 4 NICs HP NC373i.

As the prudence says, i decided to do it first in a virtual machinne to create and test and procedure to be able to spread it out to other regionals of my company.

Here we go.

I am stucked on this.

I have an 2003 R2 running on a VMware partition of my own HP laptop, as a test enviroment.

Server is running fine, and everything is smooth.

My strategy was to intall the drivers on my 2003 R2 Server running on my VMWare macchine to be able to use the the configuration utility to setup the NIC Teaming for those cards.

I've downloaded the files from HP ( drivers and utility )


i transfered all the files to the server and tryed to install it.

then i received the message:

>> smart component execution not supported at this time in server virtualized guest operating system <<

what leaded me to the post here

now is the part where i am stucked. As the post above says, i should install the VMWare tools on my laptop's VMWare workstation 6.0.
I already installed the VMWare tools, but i could not find where to invole the Hyper-v. I tryed to search on my Virtual 2003 R2 Server, but i cant find it.

Any help on this ?

Many thanks and have all a great weekend!

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