I'm trying to start a virtual machine (I'm using VMware Workstation 7) as a service on my Windows 7 system, so that it starts automatically with my (physical) host.
I used instsrv and srvany.exe from the Windows Resource Kit to create a new service. This service runs a batch file when Windows is booting.
Thats the content of the batch file:
vmrun start "D:\Windows 7 VM\Windows 7.vmx"
Well, everything works fine. After logging in to my Windows 7 system, the virtual machine is already running. The only problem is, that I can't access to the virtual machine.
After starting VMware Workstation 7, it tells me, that my VM is running but I can't access it. If I try to open the virtual machine I receive an error message, which tells me that I have to take ownership of this virtual machine.
I tried to remove the .lock files and xxx-lock directory but nothing changed.
What else can I try to open my virtual machine?