Install Windows Server 2008 into Virtual Server 2005 on a Vista OS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,
    Can i create a virtual machine or virtual server on my Vista 4gb-64bit machine and then install "Windows Server 2008" into that virtual machine/server?

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:32 PM

All replies

  • I think you can first install virtual server 2005 R2, creat a virtual machine, and install server 2008 on that. Since your host is vista, installing virtual server 2005 should be okay.

    Supported host operating systems

    The following operating systems are supported for the installation of Virtual Server 2005 R2:
    • Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition
      Note Without ISA Server 2000 or ISA Server 2004
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, x64 Edition
    • Windows Vista
    Friday, August 21, 2009 6:32 PM
  • Great thanks very much Loya! i will definitely give this a try, have a great weekend Loya!

    Friday, August 28, 2009 1:51 AM