Talk:Microsoft Virtual Server

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Compatibility[edit]

Does anyone know if Virtual Server is compatible with Windows XP Home systems? Mga 23:16, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

I think its installer requires that it be installed on Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server only (no Pro or Home editions). -- Bovineone 21:43, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
It can be installed on XP Pro, but Microsoft emphasizes that this is not recommended for production installs and should only be done for development or evaluation purposes. -- Bovineone 07:00, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Check out http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/sysreqs.mspx

This article must be outdated as it makes two incorrect statements: in R2 SP1 you may now have x64 guests as well as multiple cores for multithreading/SMP. Please reference http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/32212eab-a431-4cd4-8567-cf951b1322de/Virtualization.doc. DCC 10:50, 8 March 2009 (CDT).

Comparison[edit]

How about Virtual PC? What are differences between Virtual PC and Virtual Server? What Virtual PC still charge money?

Virtual Server is multi-threaded, each VM runs on a thread where as Virtual PC is not. Virtual PC supports Shared Folders where as Virtual Server does not. Virtual PC is also free (for Windows).

Crippled Performance Citation[edit]

Looking for a citation on the assertation that Virtual Server cripples Linux installs. I had heard rumors, but nothing "authoritative" until I read this page. This very well could be true, but it could also be that it's poorly written and does a lousy job virtualizing Linux, OR it might just be a rumor... Can anybody find a good citation for this? Thx1200 15:28, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

"Virtual server" redirect[edit]

The following comment was originally posted on the article page. I moved it to the Talk page. — EagleOne\Talk 18:13, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Seems inappropriate that "virtual server" redirects to a definition of one particular example of a commercial product... Why doesn't this redirect to "virtual private server"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.41.52.71 (talkcontribs) 16:08, August 24, 2007

The redirect from Virtual Server is inappropriate[edit]

This should redirect to "Virtual Machine", not here. Redirecting "Virtual Server" (as I was) to "Microsoft Virtual Server" rather than "Virtual Machine" seems inappropriate. I noticed that I'm not the only one voicing this concern.

How does this get changed?

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but I'm new here, and don't know how to post an edit for this item. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kwandar (talkcontribs)

I have made Virtual Server and Virtual server lead to a disambiguation page to allow the reader to select the intended destination. -- Bovineone 22:03, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Vista Compatible?[edit]

Is Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 compatible with Windows Vista? -- 141.224.233.4 20:44, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

It's not compatible with Windows 7 after all... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.24.172.1 (talk) 05:31, 1 December 2009 (UTC)