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Yes, VMWare or Virtual PC can be a solution. But it's somewhat 'fat' for just one application. Try to check DOSBox Project, perhaps it would be the way to go.


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A couple of free, bare-metal virtualization software options: VMWare ESXi Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008


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(this would have been a comment expanding on TechTimmy's answer, but it grew too long) It is often the case the virtualised applications response slowly when the remote connection is looking at the host directly rather than remoting to the VM directly. If you remote to the VM directly RDC can use all its options to reduce bandwidth use as it knows what ...


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a) Get an MSDN subscription for each person involved with developing or maintaining an environment that is not production - Technet licensing is not permissible for a development environment. b) Use one set of keys - Microsoft are perfectly fine with a team working from one set of keys, so long as each team member has a valid licence. This is also OK with ...


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You can change it, but your VM has to be shut down at the time.


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http://www.xen.org/ for linux?


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Have you considered using FreeDOS? http://www.freedos.org/


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I use XP Pro workstations and VMWare, and I suspend/hibernate the workstation regularly with no special attention paid to the VMs. The only adverse effect I've ever seen has been the workstations time getting further screwed up (For application reasons, I can't have them sync their time to anything).


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Virtual PC doesn't support 24bit colours, you must manually set X to use 16 or 32bit colours.


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Unless I am mistaken, outside of server-provided virtualization tools (like VMware's 'vmware tools'), you won't be able to determine even that the VM is a virtual machine. Perhaps running through Hyper-V's admin consoles you could determine which machine it is running on. Outside of that, I know of no such way to determine what you're looking for.


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What resources that the program need? Windows 2000 and XP can still execute MS-DOS Applications, even (32-Bit) Vista and Win7 can still run VisiCalc just fine. Just make sure to not run any 64-Bit Version of Windows. But if your DOS Application relies on direct hardware access or runs as a TSR, you may run into issues with VMWare as well. Did you try it on ...


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I wonder if if Microsoft's XPMode image has a SUSclientID value leftover in the registry? That could explain WSUS thinking multiple XPMode machines are the same machine. Check HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate before you join the XPMode machine to the domain, see if there is a SUSclientID. I ran into this issue with WSUS when ...


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For me the issue was segmentation offloading. The solution from here worked for me... (I know the article states Virtual Server 2005 ; but this fix the issue for me in Virtual PC on Win7) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888750 Basically on the host computer: Run Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and select the following key: ...


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Hi it sounds like you have only created the machine, but not yet installed the operating system. So, when you see the MAC address that is the virtual PC looking for an MDT server or similar on the network to build from. What you need to do is attach your physical DVD drive to the image and insert your Windows 7 or Server 2008 build disk in that. You could ...


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This MSDN blog outlines the process pretty well. You basically just uninstall the VPC components, move the VHD and attach it to a new Hyper-V guest, boot it up and install the Hyper-V integration components.


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This is not possible due to the limits of the virtualized video card that virtual PC virtualizes. one workaround that I have seen mentioned but never tried was to boot up your virtual PC and then remote desktop to that PC. seems cumbersome and resource wasteful to me though.


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I'm using Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (6.0.210.0) with an XP guest. Right-alt-enter successfully puts the VM into 1680x1050 full screen mode. It appears I got the update to 6.0.210.0 from a hotfix rollup package (KB958162): The resolution is now extended to 2048x1920 (32bit). Virtual PC 2007 SP1 supported a screen resolution of up to 1600 x 1200. Note ...


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Enable Hardware Assisted Virtualization in the BIOS. Install the VM Tools on the guest OS. Run your VM's from a separate spindle if you can. A lot of times the bottleneck is disk. Give VM's the right amount of memory for the task. If the VM is constantly swapping it can play havoc with performance. Make sure the host and guest operating systems are ...


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The Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit should allow you to do this. It is designed to assist in moving from a physical to a virtual machine.


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Differencing disks are a way to "branch" multiple VMs starting at the same place. You set up a disk exactly how you want it, and then start moving forward with a "difference" disk, which literally keeps the differences between the base disk and your changes. The problem is, you have to "freeze" the parent disk. If you make any changes to the parent, then ...


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KVM for Linux While it very much looks like just yet another software to use some virtual machines in reality it effectively turns the Linux kernel into a hypervisor. The same is true for XEN, the difference is that with XEN you actually boot XEN as the Hypervisor which will start a virtualised instance (dom0) that is used as the management instance. KVM ...


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Its not possible to run VM's with out Host as it is not possible to run process with out operating system. In an operating system the kernel isolates different process and schedules them there should be something similar to do the scheduling and isolation in virtual environment this kernel is called Hypervisors.


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Why not just put it into the autostart folder? And if you want to start a virtual computer, just put a link to the corresponding .vmc file into the autostart folder. Just go to the .vmc-file, select 'create shortcut' from the file menu and move the shortcut file to the autostart folder.


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I'm guessing that you're using shared networking (NAT) rather than a direct connection. Shared networking has the limitation of not being able to create ICMP packets (if you are not an administrator) which is what ping and tracert use. Here is a knowledge base article on it.


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I'm an AD support guy and I can tell you that will work just fine. Download/Install VirtualBox and then install AD in a Windows VM. One issue with SBS is that it has higher memory requirements, but if your OK with a relatively slow DC that should not be a problem. Make sure you have at least 2GB to give to the VM.


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You can use a variety of tools to create floppy disk images. If your machine with the floppy drive is running Windows, grab a copy of WinImage and start making images. WinImage is fairly user friendly. VirtualPC will read the images created by WinImage. If you want to be able to work with the contents of floppy diskette images on your comptuer w/o a ...


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The following steps would be a generic walk thru: If you installed the Integration Components, just uninstall those and shutdown the VM Migrate the VHD to the machine on which you will run VPC Start Virtual PC and create your new VM that matches your host OS Use VHD copied from step 2 for the virtual hard drive instead of creating new image Power on your ...


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Sure, this is definately possible. You will need to configure your VPC to allow this though: You will need to set the VPC to use Bridged Networking. An exact how-to on this escapes me at the moment, but it's very very important. Bridged networking will allow your virtual PC to be visible to the rest of the network. Then, to connect to it, you will use ...


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Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services and ensure that the SQL Server Browser service has been started and set to automatic. Use the SQL Surface Configuration Manager->Services & Connections. Expand Database Engine, click Remote Connections and ensure Local & Remote connections selected and you have TCP/IP selected (you can use ...



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