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I'm currently running Vista Ultimate but I'm thinking about updating to Windows 7. Vista was not supported a host systems with VMWare Server (free version).

Question: Does the latest version of the VMWare Server support Windows 7 has the host machine?

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Why not just look on instead of asking here ? – gareth_bowles Nov 16 '09 at 20:50
It's not really described at the vmware server site or even in the vmware datasheet: do you need the vmware server? the newest release of vmware workstation will run on windows 7 – grub Nov 16 '09 at 20:56
@gareth_bowles - As @grub explained this specific question was not answered on the I assure you that I checked there first. Thx for your help :-) – AieshaDot Nov 16 '09 at 22:10
@grub I wanted to use the vmware server since it was free instead of paying for the workstation product. I would really like to run vmware server on a windows 7 host. Thx! – AieshaDot Nov 16 '09 at 22:11
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I've been running the latest VMWare Server (2.0.2-203138) on Windows 7 Ultimate for a couple of days now and see no difference to previous host OSs, haven't encountered any problems.

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As an alternative, VMWare player is free. The main downfall is that you can't make new VMs, but will make the VM with settings for you. Just connect the ISO and go.

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You can now make VMs in the new version, VMWare Player 3.0, which is still free. – Joe Internet Nov 17 '09 at 3:25
Awesome! I don't really pay attention to their new offerings in desktop virtualization, so I missed that. – MDMarra Nov 17 '09 at 3:54
@MarkM thx for the alternative I didn't know that VMWARE Player now lets you create new VM's. I would give you an up vote but I don't have enough points yet. – AieshaDot Nov 17 '09 at 14:45

Im using VMWare Server 1.0.9 with Windows 7 Ultimate and have a SLES Proxy running on that. It works great!

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