Don't forget that any vm running under vmware server is running as a BACKGROUND process so you don't use a GUI unlike vmware workstation.
you access your Virtual machine via http://ipaddress:8222
where ipaddress is the ipaddress of the VIRTUAL machine (not the server).
You logon to the Server console with the same command using the IP address of the server. (ip address can be replaced by domain name if you have one)
Remotely you access it via //nodename (or Ip address):8222
works fine. From OUTSIDE your LAN you need to port forward 8222 to the machine running vmware server. You use the same command but with the ip address of a VM if you want to logon directly to a specific vm.
Note the vm's don't have to EXIST on that machine -- these are defined in "Datastores" which can reside anywhere on your network - even NAS storage. You only need to type the address as above to get to the console of the ACTUAL vm you want to logon to. The server handles all the networking bits.
I'm using Bridged networking so each vm has its own IP address.
The whole system is very flexible and it works a treat.