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Windows 7: How to? XP VM for multiple Win7 users


06 Apr 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmacie View Post
Also, as stated in my first post, each of the domain users will be accessing the same VM, so its only one instance. From what I can see in the EULA, this is completley fine.
Hi there
the problem is of course that XP (whether it's in XP mode or a HOST on a physical machine or a separate Virtual Machine using vbox / VMware etc is that IT'S A SINGLE USER MACHINE.

(This means that ONLY 1 USER CAN BE LOGGED ON PER SESSION) -- note these can be DIFFERENT users / accounts but when you set the default login then that is for a SPECIFIC user. You aren't breaking the EULA -- you can have 10 zillion users on the machine - but only one at a time.

Since different users login and out of the VM you can't do it this way.

The automatic login will only work when the machine is booted up.

Since the XP mode VM is always operational what you want I'm afraid can't be done with that piece of software -- you need some sort of server mechanism to be able to run your XP Virtual machine in "Kiosk Mode"

This is NOT a trivial thing to implement -- suggest you read this article. You would need in any case a fully functioning INDEPENDENT VM say running under VBOX or VMWARE.

If you can get it working I'm sure loads of us would be VERY interested as there could be quite a use for this type of application.

http://cyberdelia.de/2006/08/kiosk-s...th-vmware.html

Cheers
jimbo


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06 Apr 2012   #12

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Different users log in and out of the Windows 7 box, but they all log in to the VM as a generic user. The VM is not on the domain. I have created the VM in C:\VM instead of the default location so all users that log into the Windows 7 box can get to the same VM.
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