Virtual Server for Free? Totally…

Microsoft just announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 (Enterprise Edition) is now available as a *FREE* download for x86 and x64 systems!  Hot! Head on over here to pick up your copy. There’s also news about Linux Additions… you know… if you’re interested in that sort of thing 😉

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Having sound issues with Vista in VPC? Here’s why.

In my post on getting Glass working for a Virtual Machine, I spent a little bit of time discussing the graphics card that we emulate, and the reasons why Glass isn’t possible on that hardware. There’s a similar issue in Vista with the sound card that we emulate.  As you may have noticed if you’ve…

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There’s nothing like teamwork…

Just wanted to give a quick heads up – yours truly isn’t the only blogger on the Virtual Machine team, so you should make some more room on your blogroll. Ben Armstrong (The Virtual PC Guy) maintains an amazing blog here.  If you’ve ever wondered how to get Netware, OS/2, or <insert your favorite operating…

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Glass in a VM? Sort of…

One of the things that a lot of people have asked us about, both inside and outside of Microsoft, is whether or not we’re going to support Glass running in a VM.  So here’s the scoop:  the answer is ‘sort of’. Here’s how it breaks down: Virtual PC and Virtual Server both emulate the same graphics…

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Installing the February CTP under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

There haven’t really been any changes to the process of installing Vista in a Virtual Machine.  As such, I’m just going to include links to the previous posts (VPC / VS).  Just replace ‘December’ with ‘February’ and you should be good to go.  One thing to note, though.  The graphics are prettier when you’re done…

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Running Vista under Virtual Server

Installing Vista under Virtual Server 2005 R2 is significantly easier than installing under VPC or Virtual Server 2005 RTM.  There are two main reasons why: Virtual Server 2005 R2 includes the new version of the Additions that work (but are UNSUPPORTED) on Vista.- and – Virtual Server 2005 R2 can mount an ISO file that exceeds…

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Running Vista under Virtual PC

Just like the topic says, this post is dedicated to getting Vista going under Virtual PC.  I’ve divided it into two sections, just to make it a bit more readable. Getting Vista Installed The first issue that Virtual PC users are likely to run into is that Virtual PC will have a problem reading your…

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Before We Begin: Setting up your Virtual Hard Disk

As I mentioned in my previous post, there’s still an issue with Vista installing on blank hard drives, including newly created VHDs. If you try to install it on a totally blank (i.e. unpartitioned and unformatted) disk, you’ll be told that Windows won’t be able to install, and that you should check your BIOS settings…

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