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?

  • Why not just look on vmware.com instead of asking here ? Nov 16, 2009 at 20:50
  • It's not really described at the vmware server site or even in the vmware datasheet: vmware.com/products/server/faqs.html do you need the vmware server? the newest release of vmware workstation will run on windows 7
    – grub
    Nov 16, 2009 at 20:56
  • @gareth_bowles - As @grub explained this specific question was not answered on the www.vmware.com. I assure you that I checked there first. Thx for your help :-)
    – AieshaDot
    Nov 16, 2009 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, 2009 at 22:11

3 Answers 3


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.


As an alternative, VMWare player is free. The main downfall is that you can't make new VMs, but http://www.easyvmx.com/ 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. Nov 17, 2009 at 3:25
  • Awesome! I don't really pay attention to their new offerings in desktop virtualization, so I missed that.
    – MDMarra
    Nov 17, 2009 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, 2009 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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