vmware

suren327suren327 Member Posts: 44 ■■□□□□□□□□
hey i'm trying to get a version of VMware to run on my vista laptop to install server 2003..anyone has suggestions to which free one i can use?? and where to download?

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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    The free vmware version (vmware server) is overkill for a laptop ..

    I would suggest

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details.aspx?FamilyID=04d26402-3199-48a3-afa2-2dc0b40a73b6&displaylang=en

    Virtual PC does what it says on the tin .. its just 32 MB and works great ...

    It has one downside though : You can get a 64 Bit version but it still doesn't run 64 Bit guests.
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    You'll want VMware Server: http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

    Edit: Too slow icon_sad.gif

    Actually, you might want to check out VirtualBox as well: http://www.virtualbox.org/ I'd probably go with that if I was you (and you don't need 64-bit guests).
  • suren327suren327 Member Posts: 44 ■■□□□□□□□□
    i tried the virtual pc and vmware..i don't understand how to install the server image in vmware and virtual pc installed but i can't figure out how to get past the ctrl-alt-delete logon..maybe i need to install additional tools or something..so now i'm trying the virtualbox
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    You mean you cannot logon ?

    In vmware it is CTRL-ALT-INS and Virtual PC it is right-ALTGR and DELETE once you clicked into the console window.
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  • undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    dynamik wrote:
    You'll want VMware Server: http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

    Edit: Too slow icon_sad.gif

    Actually, you might want to check out VirtualBox as well: http://www.virtualbox.org/ I'd probably go with that if I was you (and you don't need 64-bit guests).

    64-bit guests work just fine under VirtualBox now.
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Oh yea, look at that. Version 2 in early September. They still call it an x86 virtualization package in the first paragraph; I just assumed nothing changed. Thanks for the update.
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