vmware3 tips and observations
mike at adept.org
Wed Oct 1 15:11:59 PDT 2003
> I found the following characteristics of the current port (under
> 5.1 RELEASE).
thanks for the post...
> The lincense key can be entered to produce a license file from
> the GUI menu. As installed it will fail but if you copy the
> license.ws.3.0 file to ~/.vmware that will be found and you
> can type in your key. The GUI will do the hash calculation for
my purchasing guy just came back and said "can't get 3.0 license" too. i
guess the boxed set will have to do -- way to go vmware, we have receipts
for two 4.0 licenses. but whatever, they're not a huge company so i can
deal. ;) it'd just be nice if they actually knew some people still need
to run 3.0. (or, if they do know, it'd be nice if they didn't just ignore
us as paying customers.)
in the paragraph above, did you mean the wizard or "Help -> Enter Serial
Number" from the main vmware menu? i don't see a place to enter anything
license related in the wizard, so i assume you mean the latter. however,
if i go to "Help -> Enter..." i just get (no other dialogs),
Cannot find a license for VMware Workstation.
Please register at http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/ to obtain a license.
If you already have a license, please verify that it was placed in a file
that begins with "license" or "licence" in the subdirectory ".vmware" of
your home directory.
if i take a license and put it in .vmware, it lets me choose "Enter
Serial" from the Help menu... however, then no matter what serial I
enter it just tells me "could not find a matching license". there's no
option to use my key to generate a new license... which is what i'm
looking for. i must have missed something.
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