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Displaying a virtual machine in a PowerPoint presentation

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Did you know that you can display your virtual machine from within a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation? Here's how:

  1. On a computer with Virtual Server installed, open Microsoft Powerpoint.
  2. On a PowerPoint slide, click "Insert," and then click "Object."
  3. Select "Create new" (the default), in the list click "Microsoft Virtual Server VMRC Control," and then click "OK."
  4. Double-click the object on the slide. This opens Microsoft Visual Basic.
  5. On the left side of the screen, configure properties, so your target virtual machine displays. A list of what you have to configure is below.
  6. When finished configuring properties, save the changes in Visual Basic and go back to the PowerPoint slide.
  7. Click the slideshow icon and click "Yes" until the virtual machine displays. If the display shows "No connection," click "Remote Control," click "Connect To Server," and then specify the virtual machine.

Properties to configure in Visual Basic:

Height: Height of the virtual machine display space. I started with 400, and it looks OK on my screen.

Left: Space between the virtual machine display and the left side of the slide. I set it at 50.

ServerAddress: Name of the computer running Virtual Server. I tried connecting to a remote instance of Virtual Server and wasn't able to get it to work. If you can figure this out, please post a comment, so we'll all know.

ServerDisplayName: Name of the virtual machine.

ServerPort: VMRC port, 5900 by default.

Top: Distance from the top of the slide for the virtual machine display. I set it at 50.

UserDomain: Domain, if you're in one.

UserName: Your user name.

Width: Width of the virtual machine display. I set mine at 600.

Note: I'm doing this on a machine that has every possible Microsoft product on it. I assume this will also work for you. If it doesn't please let me know and I'll figure out what's up.

Comments
  • Hi Megan

    When I try to insert a "Microsoft Virtual Server VMRC Control" it doesn't appear in the list "Create New". I have instaled Virtual Server SP1 and Office XP. Do you know what can I do to resolve this problem?

    TIA

    Best Regards
    Fernando Reyes
    freyes.kickme@throwme.mvps.org

  • Hi, it's me, Fernando, again:

    I'm a fool :-)). I resolved it uncompressing VMRCActiveXClient.cab in %systemroot%\system32 and executing "regsvr32 vmrcactivexclient.dll". After I did this, all works perfectly.

    Thanks for you tip

    Best Regards
    Fernando Reyes
    freyes.spitme@strokeme.mvps.org

  • Hi, it's me, fernando, again:

    It's not necesary Virtual Server 2005 to be installed on the computer where you create the presentation. It's only necesary to register de dll's on a computer to create a presentation that displays a virtual machine that is a guest system on another computer.

    1.- Extract the file %VirtualServerInstallationPath%\WebSite\VirtualServer\activex\VMRCActiveXClient.cab, from the computer with Virtual Server 2005 installed, in the folder %SystemRoot%\system32 of the computer where we want to create the PowerPoint presentation.

    2.- Register DLLs:

    x86: regsvr32 VMRCActiveXClient.dll
    x64: regsvr64 VMRCActiveXClient64.dll

    3.- Know, we can insert a "Microsoft Virtual Server VMRC Control" on the PowerPoint slide.

    Best Regards
    Fernando Reyes
    freyes.kickme@throwme.mvps.org

    PD: I must appologize my very poor English, sorry.

  • Thanks for your tips, Fernando!
    -Megan

  • It's only necesary to register de dll's on a computer to create a presentation that displays a virtual machine that is a guest system on another computer.

  • This article helped me a lot.And i could solve a problem regard activeX rendering.But i face one more problem, i need to view virtual machine in a secured browser but for normal IE i could see the virtual machine.

    Kindly help thanks.

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