Desktop Software Operating Systems VMware Server for Windows

VMware Server for Windows 2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 for Windows

by VMware, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (49 votes)

File Details

License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 25,930
Publisher VMware, Inc.
Homepage VMware Server
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Publisher's Description

VMware Server is a robust yet easy to use product for users new to server virtualization technology. VMware Server enables companies to partition a physical server into multiple virtual machines, and to start experiencing the benefits of virtualization.

Latest Reviews

darth

darth reviewed v2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 on Apr 7, 2009

The user interface is bad, slow, unusable, memory hungry, the download is huge 10-20 times bigger than other virtualization solutions.
It don't work properly in many browsers, is not integrated at all in the system's look and feel, don't use standard system's dialogs making managing the VM incredibly unintuitive and uneasy, it annoys users with many requests and does not prompt some show stopping critical errors the user need to know.
It does not even work properly with 64 bit guests, and the clueless interface doe not allow users know why.
This is the worst virtualization software eve made, the worst user interface ever appeared: please VMware, give euthanasy to this horrible thing and release a decent 3.0 version, even a pre-pre-pre-alpha one with a real GUI and CL interface is welcome!

Zenphic

Zenphic reviewed v2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 on Jan 12, 2009

VMware Server v2 has really gone downhill since v1. The new web interface is very annoying and sluggish. It's really too bad.

B__B

B__B reviewed v2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 on Dec 23, 2008

VMWare Server 2.0 (no longer beta) is plainly not usable.
The web interface literaly sucks (one for all: no context menu), the link pick up one of the installed browser (even if it is incapable to run it properly) and refuses to be opened with alternative browsers, the program stubbornly refuse to run imported VM, it gives silly error messages with no clue how to respond to get the VM run.
They broke the continuity with a great virtualization software, sorry but this is the last version of VMWare that I allow to waste my days.

Saad_alshawwa

Saad_alshawwa reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

vmware rocks all the time , you want to see how good is vmware , try the new free microsoft virtual pc and see the def.

DataBitz

DataBitz reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

Blinking is only a new feature, the list of bugs fixed is here.
http://www.vmware.com/su...es_server.html#resolved

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

This is a great product, but I do think it's kind of funny to release an update just to support blinking text in VGA mode. Does anyone really care that much if text can blink in VGA mode?

godzila

godzila reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

schreen shot cant?

spiked

spiked reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 13, 2006

Hands down, this is better than any competing product at any price.

Ryokurin

Ryokurin reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 13, 2006

The MAZZTer, read it again. its a general license agreement and the expiration part is specifically for evaluation software which this isnt. You will pay for support from them if you want it however and they rather you eventually go to infrastructure later but otherwise it says nothing about the program eventually timing out now that its out of beta.

tucker84

tucker84 reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 12, 2006

Works great. My only problem is a tendancy to have guests move into hyperspeed, but this is related to hardware compatibilities. I've been using it since the first betas and it's been rock solid.

To those who compare this to VIrtual PC and VMware Workstation, stop. THis is SERVER software, it runs all the time as a service with Guests running even after the console is closed, its designed to. The other two are workstation products and run as applications.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (49 votes)
Your Rating
darth

darth reviewed v2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 on Apr 7, 2009

The user interface is bad, slow, unusable, memory hungry, the download is huge 10-20 times bigger than other virtualization solutions.
It don't work properly in many browsers, is not integrated at all in the system's look and feel, don't use standard system's dialogs making managing the VM incredibly unintuitive and uneasy, it annoys users with many requests and does not prompt some show stopping critical errors the user need to know.
It does not even work properly with 64 bit guests, and the clueless interface doe not allow users know why.
This is the worst virtualization software eve made, the worst user interface ever appeared: please VMware, give euthanasy to this horrible thing and release a decent 3.0 version, even a pre-pre-pre-alpha one with a real GUI and CL interface is welcome!

Zenphic

Zenphic reviewed v2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 on Jan 12, 2009

VMware Server v2 has really gone downhill since v1. The new web interface is very annoying and sluggish. It's really too bad.

B__B

B__B reviewed v2.0 Build 84186 Beta 2 on Dec 23, 2008

VMWare Server 2.0 (no longer beta) is plainly not usable.
The web interface literaly sucks (one for all: no context menu), the link pick up one of the installed browser (even if it is incapable to run it properly) and refuses to be opened with alternative browsers, the program stubbornly refuse to run imported VM, it gives silly error messages with no clue how to respond to get the VM run.
They broke the continuity with a great virtualization software, sorry but this is the last version of VMWare that I allow to waste my days.

Saad_alshawwa

Saad_alshawwa reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

vmware rocks all the time , you want to see how good is vmware , try the new free microsoft virtual pc and see the def.

DataBitz

DataBitz reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

Blinking is only a new feature, the list of bugs fixed is here.
http://www.vmware.com/su...es_server.html#resolved

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

This is a great product, but I do think it's kind of funny to release an update just to support blinking text in VGA mode. Does anyone really care that much if text can blink in VGA mode?

godzila

godzila reviewed v1.0.2 Build 39867 on Mar 1, 2007

schreen shot cant?

spiked

spiked reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 13, 2006

Hands down, this is better than any competing product at any price.

Ryokurin

Ryokurin reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 13, 2006

The MAZZTer, read it again. its a general license agreement and the expiration part is specifically for evaluation software which this isnt. You will pay for support from them if you want it however and they rather you eventually go to infrastructure later but otherwise it says nothing about the program eventually timing out now that its out of beta.

tucker84

tucker84 reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 12, 2006

Works great. My only problem is a tendancy to have guests move into hyperspeed, but this is related to hardware compatibilities. I've been using it since the first betas and it's been rock solid.

To those who compare this to VIrtual PC and VMware Workstation, stop. THis is SERVER software, it runs all the time as a service with Guests running even after the console is closed, its designed to. The other two are workstation products and run as applications.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 12, 2006

Runs better than Virtual PC on my particular configuration, but since they're both free you should try for yourself. :)

Note that keys for VMware server do not last forever... the license states in a couple places they will expire.

themanhimself

themanhimself reviewed v1.0 Build 28343 on Jul 12, 2006

Excellent and painless install routine:) helps one understand why they are the market leaders;)

DataBitz

DataBitz reviewed vBeta on Jun 30, 2006

Great product, but there are newer beta's than this March version.

drumcat

drumcat reviewed vBeta on Mar 6, 2006

It works, but...

Nice package, nice price. Leaks memory -- hemorrhages really. Also runs 32MB memory while not running. Why??!

I can only compare it to Virtual PC, and while it seems not as "robust", VPC doesn't run anything while not on, and doesn't cause runtime errors.

I think you get what you pay for here. And I was so optimistic...

devilrider

devilrider reviewed vBeta on Feb 7, 2006

Since two days trying:

Internal Error
The VMware web store encountered an error while processing your request. We're sorry for the inconvenience. If you choose to report this error, please mention error code ZD79

I'm not able to get over that page:
http://www.vmware.com/pr...ogramCustomerProfile.do

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