This seems like a simple task, but considering the problems I had, I thought I’d just knock out a quick post!
VMWare 8 is not the latest version, so perhaps this is ironed out somewhat in version 9!?
I went through the normal steps of Create new VM, pointed at my Win 2012 ISO and away we go…
Windows cannot read the <Product Key> setting from the unattend answer file
This causes a continuous boot loop.
Resolution: disable the floppy drive.
Windows should install fine now!
Trying installing VMWare tools
VMware Tools installation cannot be started manually while the easy install is in progress.
Resolution: enable the floppy drive again!!!!
Black screen after installing VMWare tools.
Resolution: Enable graphics acceleration
Hope this helps!