Installing Windows Home Server on VMware Workstation 7.1

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
By keiji
When I tried to install the Windows Home Server 2008 (Windows Server 2003 based) on my VMware workstation 7.1 recently, I had several issues. So, here is a memo to fix those:

  • Use IDE I/F when creating a virtual disk for the primary disk.
    Also it need to be at least 80GB.
  • After the first step installation from DVD, it is going to reboot and resuming the installation from a disk.
    However, at that point, it requires VMware's SCSI disk driver, even though the DVD is using IDE I/F.
    So, make sure to attach a driver floppy image "vmscsi-", and hit "F6" to load that driver.

Using the VMware SCSI Disk Driver for Windows Guest Operating Systems

SCSI Disk Drivers for VMware Server, Workstation or ACE



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