With Windows Server 2012 RC being released just yesterday, I wanted to see if I could still install it on VMware Workstation as I had done with the Beta version before. The good news is that everything works beautifully. Here is a nice picture of my Windows Server 2012 RC running in VMware Workstation 8.
I was also able to install the Hyper-V Server 2012 RC as well without a problem.
There certainly are a few tricks to be aware of in order to get them to install, so please reference my previous article for the detailed instructions.
It probably will only be a matter of time before I put Windows Server 8 RC on my laptop and switch to Hyper-V instead of VMware Workstation, but I’ll probably save that for another day when I don’t have some work to get done!
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attempted to install using Win7x32 as you did above and I still can’t install the vmtools. Another other thoughts on what config changes I can make to get the vmtools to install?
sorry about that…I have your other article open… let me know when/if you’ve tested with vmtools and what was the outcome.
I don’t think I have tried yet. How about you, did you have any luck?