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Can you install a VMware server on a Windows PC to test

Is it possible to install a Vmware server on a Windows 10 PC.    

If so please include a download link.    I went to the Vmware website but not sure what to download.
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You don’t need to download anything!

You can use Client Hyper-V if you have Windows 10 Pro just add and enable the feature
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After installing the feature and opening Hyper-v (which I am very familiar with at my job) it needs to connect to a server.  I selected the local computer but it states the Virtual Machine Management service is not running.

I do not see this service in Services.
If it is just for testing VMware server you can install it on a bootable USB drive and boot to that.
To do this you can download the VMWare ISO and use the free trial license or get a community edition key.

Or you can install the VMware player to run a single VM on a windows workstation.
Download VMware Workstation Player | VMware 


I did download player earlier.   Is player similar to the full VMware?
Not really the player is just designed for running a single VM inside of an existing OS.
The full VMware Server is a lot different. 
What I am attempting to do is get a quick CRASH course before an interview for a job I have tomorrow.   They know I have no VMWare experience, but I want to let them know I will take the initiative to learn.  

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Vmware server is quite extensive and takes a while to learn but if you wanted to try it to just know the basic setup etc.
I would download the full ISO and do the install to the pen drive then boot to that. As long as you have enough room on the drive you can create a small data store and create a VM on it and install windows or linux on the vm.
Here is the vmware vsphere install guide
VMware ESXi Installation and Setup - VMware vSphere 7.0 


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Andrew, very extensive.

Thanks
23 years man and boy! (as you'll see from the videos!)
I do not see download link for Vsphere on their site.
It is there in my EE Articles.

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1. Register with VMware.com and Download VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0
thanks
Good Luck with the interview for the new job.