Disabling folder sharing / clipboard integration / etc… under Virtual PC

When you install the Virtual Machine Additions under Virtual PC you get a lot of benefits.  You get faster performance, integrated mouse cursor support, folder sharing, clipboard integration, drag and drop integration and dynamic desktop resizing.  There are times – however – when all this integration can be a problem.  For instance, you may be… Read more

Installing DOS additions under VPC 2007

MS-DOS is no longer officially supported under Virtual PC 2007, as such the DOS Virtual Machine Additions are not included with Virtual PC 2007.  However – if, like me, you want to run DOS on Virtual PC 2007 – you can get the DOS Additions by following this easy process: Download Virtual PC 2004 SP1:… Read more

Some Windows Server virtualization links to check out

If you haven’t already found these – and are playing with (or thinking of playing with) the Windows Server virtualization CTP – here are some good links to check out: Windows Server virtualization CTP release notes: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3ED582F0-F844-40BA-B692-230845AF1149&displaylang=en Windows Server virtualization online web forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=583&SiteID=17 Cheers,Ben… Read more

Hypervisor API available under the Open Specification Promise

Nice little press release snippet: “Microsoft today announced that it will extend the Open Specification Promise to the hypercall application programmer’s interface (API) within Windows Server virtualization (codename Viridian), and will be available when Windows Server virtualization is released to manufacturing (RTM). In the interim, today Microsoft posted an updated draft of the hypercall API… Read more

Updated Virtual Machine Additions for Linux available

There are new Virtual Machine Additions for Linux available for download.  There are two key changes to be aware of: Addition of support for SuSE Enterprise Linux 10.  The official supported list is now: Enterprise distributions Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (update 6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (update 6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4… Read more