Not happy enough to release WS 4.5.1 and GSX 3.0.0, VMware folks released a new free utility, called DiskMount:
With the VMware DiskMount utility, a VMware virtual disk file can be mounted as a Windows drive letter for read/write access to the files it contains. VMware DiskMount supports virtual disk files created with VMware Workstation 4, VMware GSX Server 2.5.1 and 3 and VMware ESX Server 2. VMware DiskMount can run on Windows 2000/XP/2003 hosts
It’s great, but there are two limitations:
1) It doesn’t work with Workstation 2.x and 3.x virtual disks generations (to mount them you’ll still need to use the optimum VDK tool from Kenji Kato)
2) VMware doesn’t provide support for DiskMount
Anyway a great release!