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windows server 2008 virtualization install

We are fully virtualized.  VMWARE.  I was wanting to install another copy of windows server 2008 R2 as a virtual machine.  Possibly download the trial.  How would I go about installing this as a virtual machine using VMWARE?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
this article should help getting it created

HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_11869-HOW-TO-Create-your-first-Windows-Virtual-Machine-on-a-VMware-vSphere-Hypervisor-5-1-ESXi-5-1-Host-Server.html

the screenshots show 2012 but works the same for 2008 R2
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Mohammed KhawajaCommented:
Are you virtualized on ESXi or are your using vCenter.  If you are using vCenter then you could connect to the vCenter web interface and from there, you could create the VM.  If you are not using vCenter then go to the IP address of the ESXi server using your favorite browser and from the link, download and install vSphere client.  Once you have vSphere client, you need to ensure you have created your datastore as to where VMs can reside, your networking, etc and create your VM.  I suggest you go to VMware site and download documents outlining how to setup and manage ESXi/vCenter environment.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
should have asked what version of vmware you are using
that article is for ESX but maybe you are using workstation?
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mkramer777Author Commented:
we are using venter
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mkramer777Author Commented:
vcenter
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
then the link i first posted applies
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So connect to vCenter Server, and follow my EE Article, on create a VM.

It's the same process, whether connected to ESXi directly or vCenter Server.
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