to run a setup.exe on vmware server

I would like to install a sql setup.exe on a server installed on VMware Workstation but unfortunately this server installed on VMare workstation does not see on my local drivers like C,D or DVD-rom..may be there is one solution like to convert it to a iso file but is there any way to run this setup.exe on VMware server within my local computer?
Teoman SahinAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have internet or lan access, and can copy the files to your Virtual Machine?

Converting the SQL Server CDROM/DVDROM to an ISO will work, also as you can Mount the ISO in the Virtual DVDROM drive.
Teoman SahinAuthor Commented:
yes I have internet connection so as you said, iso file works but the thing I would like to learn whether there is another way to run this setup.exe without converting it to can I copy it to my virtual machine if I have lan access or internet connection?
Teoman SahinAuthor Commented:
many thanks my another question with header " to create a test environment "  I asked you that question so
could you please answer that if possible?

""many thanks Andrew so that is wonderful..I have looked that but something I pointed out is that I could not understand completely why we are installing ESXİ server in VMware workstation so if we would like to install some servers,we can create directly them in VMware workstation by choosing a create New virtual this case, we are installing Host1,Host2 and Host 3 as ESXi server than I think all test servers will be created on ESXi server as VM..what don't we install these test server directly on VMware workstation rather then creating firstly ESXi server? ""
Just make sure your VM has the VMware tools installed. Then in the settings of the VM, under "Options", enable "Shared Folders" and select the directory you want to share from your host to the VM (probably the folder your exe file is in).

After that, once you have started the VM you should see that shared folder under network.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You copy the files in the same way across the network between computers, as you would if they were physical.
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