Tech: Installing Windows Vista RTM ISO on VMware Server

Microsoft Windows Vista finally made its way to MSDN subscriptions (and warez circuits…) and within a couple of months the whole world will be able to access it.

A virtual machine is the very first place where to try a new operating system, even if in this case virtualization products (VMware, Microsoft, Parallels) will not be able to show you the new graphic interface Aero.

At the moment of writing none of existing platforms is supporting Vista as host or guest OS, but current beta versions (Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and VMware Workstation 6.0) do the trick.
A Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 public beta is available now, while for one of VMware Workstation 6.0 you’ll have to wait December. Parallels Workstation is expected as well to support Vista very soon.

While waiting for these updates, Jason Brooks of eWeek Labs, posted a nice suggestion to install Vista RTM on VMware Server 1.0.1 starting from the ISO.
Read it here.