VMware is a specific software package designed to allow businesses like yours to set up a virtual network of computers within the same organization so that those computers can share the same physical resources. The computers do not have to be at the same location in order to gain this benefit.

Essentially, you are setting up a virtual machine. That’s part of a computer system that acts like a regular physical desktop.

By doing it this way, you can conserve server space, back up space, storage, and if the system crashes for any reason, VMware will assist you in your recovery efforts.

Here’s what you do to set up VMware using the Virtual Machine Wizard:

  • Double click the Workstation icon on the desktop. Alternatively, you can click “Start” under “Programs.”
  • Enter your serial number.
  • Click “File.”
  • Next, click “New,” then “Virtual Machine” to start the wizard.
  • Select whether you want to install the typical configuration or custom. Most businesses can get by with the typical install. Click “Next.”
  • If you selected “Typical” in the previous step, choose your settings for the virtual machine.
  • Then you’ll have to select the number of processors for the virtual machine and click “Next.”
  • Finally, you’ll see a menu of radio buttons that will allow you to choose your networking capabilities. Make your choices and click “Finish.”

It really is that simple to set up VMware using the Virtual Machine Wizard.

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