I have an application which makes use of Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010. This application performs some tasks requested by a user and then closes. I am going to be putting my application on a virtualised Windows OS using vMware ESXi 4.1
There are two different ways I can deploy my application for production use. Which of the following two options should I go for?
Install Windows Server 2008, add 3 user accounts. On each account install Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 for that account ONLY. Then get my application to run in this way.
Install Windows XP three times and install Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 on one of each and get my application to run on each different virtual OS.
I have 6GB of RAM available. So in case 1, I will use all 6GB, in case 2, this will be shared out between the three different Installs of Windows XP.
Is there a better option?