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    Hello, I am using VMware Player to help me with my MCSE training. I’ve setup a 2003 domain controller and a member server VMware Players on my home XP computer. I’m getting ready to do some RAID lessons so I need to be able to add some virtual drives to either of the servers. How do I do that? I only know how to download an image and install the OS.


    Also ... is there anywhere where I can get basic documentation for this or any other configuration options?

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    Re: Add new drives using VMware Player

    here and here
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      Re: Add new drives using VMware Player

      Thanks for your response.

      Your first link points to someone who converted his Mac VM using VMware Converter and was having problems getting the second drive to work.

      I see the solution is to edit the .vmx file and add these two lines under “#First IDE disk”, although I’m not sure if there should be another section for “#Second IDE disk”.


      ide0:1.present = "TRUE"
      ide0:1.fileName = "myother.vmdk"


      It does state also “You can add a second virtual disk to your VMDK by going to Virtual Machine > Settings > + > Add Hard Disk”.

      But I have no idea how to get to these ‘settings’ on my VMware Player.

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        Re: Add new drives using VMware Player

        That is the problem, Player is a free product and as such is only supposed to a llow you to use ready made files.

        You have some options:
        1. edit the vmx file manually - with a text editor.
        2. download an evaluation copy of Workstation - and make your changes
        3. Install Server - and use that instead of Player.
        Maish
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
        VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
        MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
        A proud husband and father of 3 girls
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        If you find the information useful please don't forget to give reputation points sigpic.

        Have a good one!!

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