|But you know, how to configure network settings in Windows XP, do you?|
It's just the same thing in windows 2003.
First of all, I will not give you a step by step instruction on how to configure a windows 2003 server. Therefore, you have to study the lessons of the material, you got to make the course.
So if you plan to let windows server connect to the internet and also act as DHCP and DNS server for your windows xp virtual machines, first simply set the services for VMware DHCP and VMware DNS to starttype manual or disabled.
This can be done by clicking Start / Run and typing:
Then locate the VMware services and set as mentioned above.
Ok, at next, you have to create your first virtual machine.
1. start VMware Workstation and click File / New / Virtual Machine
2. follow the wizard, choose the operating system you will install in this VM, where to store the VM a.s.o.
3. When everything is finished, you have to put in the CD/DVD with the operating system, in this case Windows 2003 and start the VM, you've just created.
The VM will boot from CD and you're asked alot of questions, on installing Windows 2003 server.
And how to install Windows Server 2003 is just your part.
If this all is done and your server is up and running, you can create a new virtual machine for e.g. Windows XP.
The steps are almost the same as for Windows Server 2003. Give it a name like WinXP1, WinXP2 a.s.o.
Configure the WinXPs in the virtual machines as you like and play around with the server and the virtual workstations.
Ah, don't forget to make a snapshot of the virtual machine, when you have finished the installation.
This give you the ability to step back to the fresh installed virtual machine, if you played a bit to much and the system is screwed up.
Create another snapshot, e.g. when you have configured the DHCP and DNS server in the Windows 2003 VM.
You have to create snapshots for each VM seperately.
Puuhhh, hope that helps to start with VMware Workstation.
Don't forget to study your books ;-)
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