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Script to fix VMWare server 1.0.x startup problems

Script to fix VMWare server 1.0.x startup problems, see event viewer.

Error may cause virtual machines not to boot on startup.

1. Enable manual startup for follwing services:

  • VMware Authorization Service
  • VMware Registration Service
  • VMware DHCP Service
  • VMware NAT Service
  • VMware Virtual Mount Manager Extended

2. Batch scipt to start services:

echo off
echo Starting VMWare server ...
:loop
ping.exe -n 3 localhost
net start|find "VMware"
if errorlevel 1 goto loop
ping.exe -n 5 localhost
net start "vmware authorization service" & net start "vmware registration service"

3. Batch script to shutdown services:

@echo off
echo --- Stopping VMware Server services
net stop "VMware Registration Service"
net stop "VMware Authorization Service"
net stop "VMware DHCP Service"
net stop "VMware NAT Service"
net stop "VMware Virtual Mount Manager Extended"

Install vmware server

1. Add repository:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main

to

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Install command:

sudo apt-get update

Installation requires a serial number which is freely available at www.vmware.com

3. run: Applications > System Tools > VMware Server Console

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