I'm looking for something similar. I want to have a VM running at all times and not have to log in after a reboot to kick it off. Something I was able to do in Vista.
I now have a vbscript that launches the VM headless. The scripts runs fine when launched manually.
I've tried running the VBscript from a windows service, but get a security error about dcom Local activation permissions. I would fix this in component services, but vpc settings are grayed out.
I thought going to 7 would make life easier.
Does vmware run Windows Virtual Machines?