Virtual Server Vista Tip

In an earlier post about using Virtual Server on top of Vista – I mentioned that you needed to run Internet Explorer ‘As Administrator’ in order for the Virtual Server website to work.  The problem that you will hit is that the .URL that is used in the Virtual Server start menu cannot be started ‘As Administrator’.  I have found that if I make a shortcut with the following command (one line):

“C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe” “http://localhost/VirtualServer/vswebapp.exe?view=1” 

It will work as a Virtual Server webpage shortcut and it can be started ‘As Administrator’.  You can configure this shortcut to always run as administrator by selecting the advanced button under the shortcut tab and checking the option to ‘Run as administrator’.

Cheers,
Ben