Share VPC files with VPC for Mac?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Edmond Low, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Edmond Low

    Edmond Low Guest

    Hi there,

    Was just wondering if anyone out there have given this a go. Does the
    VPC2004 files (cfg & hdd) work with VPC for Mac?

    Ed.
     
    Edmond Low, Jul 12, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    The hard drive file does, but it is the same as taking an installed system
    and running it on different hardware, so results may vary on whether
    everything works (VPC for Mac uses different hardware than VPC for Windows)

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jul 12, 2004
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  3. Edmond Low

    Scott Baker Guest

    I've also run into problems that the Mac version didn't like the
    dynamically expanding disk image, but if I converted it to a fixed
    disk, it was happy.

    Scott
     
    Scott Baker, Jul 12, 2004
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  4. Edmond Low

    Edmond Low Guest

    Hey Scott,

    Thanks for your reply. So you've got your VPC2004 vhd files to work once
    you've set them to a fixed size?

    How abt a vhd with a server version of Windows on it? Does it work? Looking
    at it from a support perspective. I have a colleague running VPC for Mac and
    want to be able to play with my VPC2004 files (some of them are server
    versions). Wana make sure it works before I send it over, coz they're huge!

    Ed.
     
    Edmond Low, Jul 12, 2004
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  5. From a supported version, Servers aren't supported on VPC at all ;)

    But if one guest VHD will work, they all "should", since VPC doesn't
    discriminate against the guest (but the guest needs to be able to actively
    adapt to hardware changes)

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    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server - IIS, Virtual PC]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.
     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jul 12, 2004
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  6. Edmond Low

    Scott Baker Guest

    Exactly.

    And for Edmond, we gave up on dealing with the Mac
    version. It wasn't worth the time and money to
    continually mess with it when you can just buy a x86 PC
    and run the same version of VPC as everyone else for a
    lot less (in my case). Your ROI may be different.

    Scott
     
    Scott Baker, Jul 12, 2004
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  7. I have moved dynamic .VHDs accross with no problems. However - VPC 2004 and
    VPC 6.1 for Mac emulate different hardware - that can cause problems
    (specifically - a 440bx motherboard versus a 430tx motherboard)

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    Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT], Jul 12, 2004
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  8. Edmond Low

    Scott Baker Guest

    That's good to know. I don't believe we were using 6.1
    when we experienced the problem.

    Scott
     
    Scott Baker, Jul 12, 2004
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