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    Team,

    Currently I am have windows vista home premium edition installed on my lap top. Config ( 2gb Ram and 160 GB HDD).

    I want to install the VMware server on vista and load Windows XP pro on Vm ware server. My questions are:

    1) Can I keep the VM ware on external (USB) HDD
    2) Once my laptop starts then it will start on Vista, the question is how to start the XP which is on VMware.

    Help appreciated.

    Santosh

  • #2
    Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

    1. yes, it will run with lower performance though.
    2. once your Laptop starts, you will can set your server to start the VM automatically, and you can access it through the (web) console or through RDP like any other computer
    Maish
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    MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
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    • #3
      Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

      Originally posted by Maish View Post
      1. yes, it will run with lower performance though.
      2. once your Laptop starts, you will can set your server to start the VM automatically, and you can access it through the (web) console or through RDP like any other computer
      Thanks Maish.

      1) Will VM ware server provides the option to start the server at the time of installation.
      2) How can I see the XP OS screen ( I mean do I need to go to start --> network & then it will show up a different virtual computer)

      Santosh

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      • #4
        Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

        You can configure the options of the virtual machine to start on system start up


        You can also use the web console to access the machine
        Maish
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
        VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
        MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
        A proud husband and father of 3 girls
        ----------------------------------------------------------
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        Have a good one!!

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        • #5
          Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

          Reply appreciated.

          When I start up the system it will start up the server, still as vista is host OS it will log in to vista. Then :

          How can I see the XP OS screen ( I mean do I need to go to start --> network & then it will show up a different virtual computer) Am I right?

          Please through some light on this.

          Santosh

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          • #6
            Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

            No you will need to access the console (gui) of your virtual machine through the vmware appolication (in this case a web-gui console)
            Maish
            ----------------------------------------------------------
            Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
            VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
            MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
            A proud husband and father of 3 girls
            ----------------------------------------------------------
            If you find the information useful please don't forget to give reputation points sigpic.

            Have a good one!!

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            • #7
              Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

              Thanks Maish.

              Could you please share

              Any detailed documentation availble with you.

              OR

              Any link which shows detailed process from start to end.

              Santosh

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              • #8
                Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

                Install the prduct and play around with it, you will get the hang of it
                Maish
                ----------------------------------------------------------
                Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
                VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
                MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
                A proud husband and father of 3 girls
                ----------------------------------------------------------
                If you find the information useful please don't forget to give reputation points sigpic.

                Have a good one!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Installation of VM ware on host OS vista

                  Install the product and play around with it, you will get the hang of it
                  Maish
                  ----------------------------------------------------------
                  Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
                  VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
                  MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
                  A proud husband and father of 3 girls
                  ----------------------------------------------------------
                  If you find the information useful please don't forget to give reputation points sigpic.

                  Have a good one!!

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