Using Remote Desktop with Virtual Server

Recently I have started using Remote Desktop with my Windows virtual machines under Virtual Server quite heavily.  There are a number of advantages to doing this (over using VMRC directly):

  1. You can copy and paste data into the virtual machine
  2. You can share data between your host and virtual machine directly
  3. You can share access to your host’s printer
  4. You can get sound working under your virtual machine

The last three options are provided by Remote Desktop if you go to the ‘Local Resources’ tab of the ‘Options’ section before making a connection to the virtual machine.  Of course – this is only possible if you are running Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional or later versions of Windows.