Ulli Hankeln, mantaining his Sanbarrow.com dedicated to VMware hacking, created another great utility: the VMX-builder.
VMX-builder is a simple Windows batch script able to create a VMware virtual machine configuration file (.vmx) from scratch.
I previously posted a method to manually map ISOs to empty virtual machines and run them inside the new VMware Player. With VMX-builder you can speed up the process and create much more complex configuration files.
The utility doesn’t produce virtual disks (.vmdk) from scratch so if you want one inside your virtual machine you still need to follow my manual method.
Update: Someone produced even a super-complete .vmx web builder: