Like I mentioned in a previous post I would be playing around with Server Core and Virtual Server 2005 just to see how it works. So what I have done is I installed a new Windows Server 2008 Server Core onto my physical box. The installation is straight forward, just make sure you select Server Core, and after a reboot you have your machine. I also discovered that with the June CTP you need to change the admin password after the reboot. Now that we have a server core running we need to perform a few additional steps.
set objVs = wscript.CreateObject("VirtualServer.Application")Set objSecurity = WScript.CreateObject("VirtualServer.VMSecurity")
set objSecurity = ObjVs.Security
Set ace = objSecurity.AddEntry("wds\Domain admins",vmAccessRights_Allowed) ace.WriteAccess = True ace.ReadAccess = True ace.ExecuteAccess = True ace.DeleteAccess = True ace.ReadPermissions = True ace.ChangePermissions = True
ObjVs.Security = objSecuritySource: virtual_pc_guy
Now you have prepared you VS environment and you can start manage it from another domain joined machine with the VMRCplus tool.
Note: I want to inform you again that this is not supported by Microsoft and I only tested because of personal interest and to see how easy or difficult it was to configure and manage a server core environment. If you want to have Virtualization onto Windows Server Core you will have to wait until we release Windows Server Virtualization.
Presuming I've installed the x64 edition of Server 2008 will this configuration allow me to create x64 guests? Thanks.
No you will not be able to create 64x bit guests as this will only be supported by Windows Server Virtualization. There is no 64bit guest support in Virtual Server 2005.
Hope this helps,
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