Funny I thought the same thing but after some digging and reading throught
the user docs I found out that you have to activate the copy. Now finding
out how to activate was another story but I did ultimately find it and here
is what I did and now I have a fully functional, no expiration version...
a.. Once client is installed then go to "Inventory", then "configuration",
"licensed Features", and then click edit on the right side of the screen.
Here you can choose to activate your license file with the file provided to
you when you registered. If you do not provide a license file then correct,
your copy will expire in 60 days!
I am running 2003 now and I just built this super server so now I want 2008
so I will keep searching for answers.
"AllenM" <NoReply@newsgroup> wrote in message
>I was curious as to how they can offer this more robust virtual application
>for free and after loading the VMSpere client and opening it for the first
>time I got the 60-day trial message and if I let it expire I will no longer
>be able to manage and maintain the ESXi host. So pretty much you either but
>the client or you go back to VM Server. Your thoughts?
> "AllenM" <NoReply@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> Funny thing you should ask. I just finished loading ESXi but do not plan
>> on loading SBS 2008 on it. I will be loading W2K3 Standard 32-bit for
>> some legacy applications as well as Windows 2008 Standard Server. I found
>> that even though the ESXi server is on the same network as my SBS 2008
>> Server that handles DHCP it ppears to be unable to obtain a DHCP lease so
>> I just went ahead and used a static IP.
>> "Tim Hays" <nospamstupid@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>> Anyone using ESXi with SBS 2008? I have installed ESXi on a new server
>>> that I want to load SBS 08 on but I am not sure if I should assign a
>>> static IP to the VMware interface or do you do that once the server is
>>> loaded and leave the vmware DHCP?
>>> As always thanks in advance for the help!!