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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC - Server 2008


28 Jun 2009   #1

Vista 64
 
 
Windows Virtual PC - Server 2008

Virtual PC 2007 was capable of running Windows Server 2008 and prior server operating systems as the client OS. Virutal PC 2007 was not compatible with the latest Windows 7 RC. It's replacement, Windows Virtual PC runs great in Windows 7 since it is designed to, but it does not support anything but xp, vista and windows 7 as the client OS. Is anyone aware if Windows Server 2008 32-bit will become a supported client OS for Windows Virtual PC or whether Virtual PC 2007 will have another service pack which allows it to run on Windows 7. If neither of those 2 things come true there is a clear loss of functionality for developers who rely on running server operating systems in a virtual machine.

For anyone who's still reading... Virtual Server 2008 will run the server OS's as the client OS, but there is no desktop integration with this product. A developer would basically have to Remote Desktop into the machine with no integration features.

I'm hoping there is something I am missing!


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29 Jun 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbrouse View Post
Virtual PC 2007 was capable of running Windows Server 2008 and prior server operating systems as the client OS. Virutal PC 2007 was not compatible with the latest Windows 7 RC. It's replacement, Windows Virtual PC runs great in Windows 7 since it is designed to, but it does not support anything but xp, vista and windows 7 as the client OS. Is anyone aware if Windows Server 2008 32-bit will become a supported client OS for Windows Virtual PC or whether Virtual PC 2007 will have another service pack which allows it to run on Windows 7. If neither of those 2 things come true there is a clear loss of functionality for developers who rely on running server operating systems in a virtual machine.

For anyone who's still reading... Virtual Server 2008 will run the server OS's as the client OS, but there is no desktop integration with this product. A developer would basically have to Remote Desktop into the machine with no integration features.

I'm hoping there is something I am missing!
I installed Windows Server 2008 in Windows Virtual PC just this morning. I stuck SQL 2008 and VS Pro 2008. Everything worked normally and the desktop integration worked flawless for me. I went from my desktop to desktop without having to do any ctrl + alt arrow keys etc...
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03 Feb 2010   #3

windows7 pro 64 bit
 
 
trying to upgrade virtual pc 2007

I have a virtual pc 2007 w/ server 2003 on it and an app that i can't easily get replace. i pasted the vpc onto my new Windows 7 desktop. unfortunately, there's not intergration with the host pc w/ Windows 7 on it. i'v downloaded x-mode and the new virtual-pc, which works fine, but the older virsion still won't intergrate. i've been trying to update the older version, but the update wizard keeps asking for "usbhub.sys". i've been scouring the internet looking for it, but i still can't locate it.

Any ideas as to what to do?
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