How do Install VMware Workstation as a Service

Create a service from the command prompt

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Under default conditions, VMware Workstation does not support the ability to run virtual machines as a service. As soon as you log off your computer, the running virtual machines are shut down or powered off. However, there is a way to install VMware Workstation as a service using files from the Windows 2003 Resource Kit. Stephen Warren shows you how.

Create a service that will automatically run the SuSE 9.1 operating system.


I am testing it with an XP vm and it seems like the -x is messing me up. i was wondering if it works with xp.