Chapter 2 Installing VMware Server : Installing VMware Server on a Windows Host

Installing VMware Server on a Windows Host
The following sections describe how to install VMware Server on your Windows host operating system:
To get started with VMware Server on a Windows host
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Install the VMware Server software (including VMware Management Interface, the VmCOM API, the VmPerl API, the Programming API, and the VMware Server Console) on the server.
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Start the VMware Server Console.

You are prompted to enter your serial number either during the installation process or the first time you start the VMware Server Console.
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You receive the serial numbers in an email message from VMware. The message includes one serial number to use on a Windows host and another serial number to use on a Linux host. Enter the serial number that is appropriate for your host operating system. To download the software again or request additional serial numbers, go to http://www.vmware.com/download/server/.
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Power on the virtual machine and install a guest operating system. You need the installation media (CD-ROM or floppy disks) for your guest operating system. See Installing a Guest Operating System.
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Start using your virtual machine. Use the VMware Server Console, VMware Management Interface, and VMware Scripting APIs to manage your server host and virtual machines.