VMware Workstation 3.2
You can install the beta 3 release of Windows .NET Web Server, Windows .NET Standard Server or Windows .NET Enterprise Server in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows .NET Server distribution CD.
Currently, support for .NET Server guest operating systems is experimental.
Note: To use SCSI disks in a Windows .NET Server virtual machine, you need a special SCSI driver available from the download section of the VMware Web site at www.vmware.com/download. Follow the instructions on the Web site to use the driver with a fresh installation of Windows .NET Server. If you have a virtual machine with a SCSI virtual disk and a Windows 9x, Windows Me, Windows NT or Windows 2000 guest operating system and want to upgrade it to Windows .NET Server, install the new SCSI driver before upgrading the operating system.
If you want to run Windows .NET Server in a VMware Workstation virtual machine, be sure you have a full installation CD for the operating system.
Before installing the operating system, be sure that you have already created a new virtual machine and configured it using the VMware Workstation New Virtual Machine Wizard (on Windows hosts) or Configuration Wizard (on Linux hosts).
Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For details, see Installing VMware Tools.
Windows .NET Server does not automatically detect and install drivers for ISA sound cards, such as the Creative Labs Sound Blaster emulated in a virtual machine. For details on installing the driver for the virtual machine's sound card, see Sound in a Windows XP or Windows .NET Server Guest.
The Microsoft Windows .NET Server product activation feature creates a numerical key based on the virtual hardware in the virtual machine where it is installed. Changes in the configuration of the virtual machine may require you to reactivate the operating system. There are some steps you can take to minimize the number of significant changes.
For more details on Windows .NET Server product activation, see the Microsoft Web site.