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    Has anyone installed SBS 2003 on Vmware's Virtual Server? I'm interested in any potential problems or suggestions. thanks in advance

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    Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

    I've never actually tried it but according to the law passed down by Bill Gates it's not supported:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867572

    This doesn't mean that it's not possibible. Perhaps someone else has tried it before?

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

      It even installs on a virtual workstation and on VPC!
      What's more, you can download a VMWare 64-bit and run 64-bit versions there - if there were any! (exchange 2007 is 64-bit only!)
      TIA

      Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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      • #4
        Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

        Thanks all for the info. Bill Gates has nothing to do with it. You can install SBS server on Virtual PC which is his software and it will install on EMC's VMWARE virtual server.

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        • #5
          Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

          Originally posted by sqllady View Post
          Bill Gates has nothing to do with it.
          I didn't say he did, all I said was that it is not supported by Microsoft.

          Michael
          Michael Armstrong
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          • #6
            Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

            But as we well know, not supported doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't work!
            TIA

            Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
            http://www.wintra.co.il/
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            • #7
              Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

              I wonder if it is not a supported OS in a virtual environment because of the "Trust" issue. SBS has to be the root of the domain. So in a production LAN, if you created a VM environment that you installed SBS in, it would want to be the root of that LAN. Of course you can set it up in VM as a test/lab system. But it needs to stay on a virtual network. You can't let it engage your production LAN.

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              • #8
                Re: Install SBS 2003 on Vmware Virtual Server

                One item of virtualisation is how the network stack is handled. And SBS Premium includes ISA firewall. Now you can't very well have a firewall in a virtualised stack as there are other layers underneath, and the firewall wants to be at the bottom of those layers to be sure about everything passing through - which it can't be, in a virtualised environment.
                However, we are getting away from the topics of this forum and I ask, if you want to take this further, move the topic or start a new thread in the virtualisation forum(s), please.
                TIA

                Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                http://www.wintra.co.il/
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