Did you upgrade your virtual machine to Windows Server 2003 SP 2 and found that the network adapter no longer works? This is a common problem on VMWARE server (2.0 in my case).

To fix this, install Vmware tools on the virtual machine. You can kick-off the installation using the Vmware Server homepage on the physical host.

12 Responses to VMWARE Server and Windows 2003 SP2

  1. Anonymous says:

    It works. Your fix is simple and makes sense. Thank you so much.

  2. Miguel says:

    Thank you very much fro your help.

    Three days looking information about this problem…

  3. Codemeit says:

    Thanks very much for the info, it solved my problem.

  4. Jason says:

    This is the best blog in the Universe!

  5. Douglas says:

    Thank so much…

  6. Twich says:

    Perfect! That worked like a charm. Thanks for the info.

  7. Anonymous says:

    cool it works

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, resovled my problem!

  9. JL says:

    Hi there,

    was happy to come across this piece of info.
    it is back in order

  10. Burn says:

    Thanks a lot!!! Really helpful

  11. Joee says:

    Thanks! Had the same problem.

  12. Good Ol' Dave says:

    A thousand blessings and a carrot cake to whoever posted this. You just solved a problem that was driving me up the wall for a week. One addition, though- at least in my case, we don’t need to run the VMWARE Home Server webpage on the host station. The webpage is hosted via IIS so once VMWARE tools is installed you can install R2 from any machine by using IE and then connecting to HTTP:\\:


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