For anyone having trouble with VMWare Server 2.0, there's an incompatibility with the Network Access Driver. If that's installed, it needs to be uninstalled from the host to get past the "boot sticks at 95%" issue.

There's a 10-page thread spanning 2 years of people finding various AV and FireWall applications interfering. (Don't know if KES interferes, but I suspect it's fine.)

The exact error message was (in my case)

CnxHandleConnection: WSASocket returned error 10022.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to get these two programs to play nice, I'd be interested to hear and try. My home computer doubles as a test bed for virtual machines and having to remove the driver is a bit of a pain.

Legacy Forum Name: Network Access Driver and VMWare Server,
Legacy Posted By Username: dwujcik