I have a production server running vmware server 2.0. I want one of the VM's (company intranet) to power on automatically if the host server is rebooted. I searched online and found references to an autostart setting for the global configuration file and/or the local VMX files. However in all cases, the advice was given 4 years ago, so I am not sure if this even applies anymore. Should I just put a shortcut to the .vmx file in the startup group? Is there a better/different way? Thanks all!
I unfortunately do not have a running VMWare console nearby, but there is a Startup and Shutdown either under the Virtual Machine menu or the virtual machine configuration. There is a simple tick box that specifies whether you want the machine to auto start, and you can also specify a delay. You can also control in which order the machines start.
This is standard functionality in VMWare Server.
(gsharper posts is more accurate regarding finding the option)