|23 Dec 2011||#11|
The BEST way for running VM's (Please note here I'm not talking about XP MODE HERE) is to use something like VMWARE server (FREE).
You can then have the VM's start automatically in the Background at boot (and shutdown).
The nice thing about this is that a USER can log directly on to a VM WITHOUT having to have an account on the HOST machine. (Needs an account on the VM of course). -- This is a great way of say running a Webserver - on the Virtual machine.
What's even better if your VM's are SEVERS as well then your users can log directly on to the application (for example ORACLE / SAP (etc etc) without even needing an account on the VM either.
If there's enough people who are interested I'll try and make a tutorial on how to set this up.
Basically what I want to do is have vmware server start at boot up and have a user log directly into a virtual machine without ever having to log into the host. Is this possible and how do I do this. I've seen where you can mount a vhd at boot up so you boot directly to that, but that's not exactly what i'm looking for.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks. : )
Sorry if my post was a bit misleading -- what I meant was that you can log on to a VM running say on a W7 HOST without having an account on that HOST -- but your VM will need to be accessible via a Network so the user can logon from a CLIENT machine by using something like RDP. (Remote Desktop).
For example say your host is called CAT, your VM is called DOG and the remote user who wants to connect to your VM has a machine called FOX.
What you have to do is to ensure remote user can to RDP to DOG FROM HIS OWN MACHINE so you need to make DOG available on the network.
What using vmserver does is allow a number of virtual machines to be started IN THE BACKGROUND when the HOST is booted up.
With normal vm's on a workstation a user needs to be logged on to the HOST, then he / she starts the VM software as a user application and then logs on to the VM.
By using vmware server you are running your workstation as a sort of server.
(Note that if these VM's are XP / W7 etc then the normal restriction still applies in that only one user can login to the vm at a time. -- Running something like W2K3 or W2008 servers as a virtual machine is a much better proposition but more complex and expensive .
3 VM's for example can be running with a different SINGLE user on them of course.
BTW I'm not sure but I think currently vmware workstation rel 8 will also allow you to run VM's in the background -- however I think (although I could be wrong) someone has to start the vmware application at initial boot.
and Happy Hols
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads|
Windows 7 sometimes logon the user automatically - Spyware
I have a windows 7 that sometimes logon the user automatically. I checked the registry and also the settings that require the user to: Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box (is checked). the computer is win 7 pro 64 and the user is in the admin group. is this a...
Logon Wallpaper - automatically change w/ every logon
My method for automatically changing the Windows 7 logon/logoff wallpaper with every logon. Step 1: Use one of the many guides on the web to enable custom/oem logon wallpaper, such as Brink's: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5382-log-screen-change.html Step 2: Copy whatever JPEG...
Can I force a user to log off automatically through a logon script?
Hi there I've trying to invoke a fix on the fly and have got a mixed windows workstation environment on my network. For particular reasons, I don't want my windows XP users to use a Windows 7 machine and equally I don't want a Windows 7 user to use a Windows XP machine. Silly I know but there...
|Network & Sharing|
Can I retrieve files on virtual machine even if cannot start Virtual
I installed Windows XP mode on my PC 14 months ago. Everything was working fine . One dayabout 6 months ago, I could not start my virtual machine. I stupidly reinstalled XP mode. Result I lost all my files of the programs running in XP (autosketch). My installation allowed me to reinstall...
how to start a service automatically on windows 7 Logoff then Logon
Hi all, I have created a service for my application, which is running on Windows7 and windows xp. Problem:- When ever I logoff my system and Logon again the service is automatic starting in windows XP but it is not automatically start on windows 7.What it's root cause.I am not getting...
Cant start virtual machine in Virtual PC..
Hi!! This is my first post on this forum so I hope someone will help me with this issue I have. It seems that I cant/dont know how to start virtual machine.I always get this error : http://i36.tinypic.com/27yyiis.jpg I created VM in a sme way as tutorial on this forum says to the...
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:09.