Virtual PC Integration Components

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Brian McManus, May 7, 2009.

  1. Just moved to Windows 7 RC with Virtual PC Beta. Love the fact that it's
    based on the Hyper-V stack and had a pretty smooth transition of my favorite
    desktop VHDs.

    However it looks like the Server OS's are not supported as Guests. Will
    Integration Components for Windows Server 2003/2008 follow soon? Is this just
    a Beta thing? Or will the Servers never be supported on Virtual PC? As a
    Windows Server developer (Windows, ASP.NET, SharePoint) having personal
    test/dev server images on my desktop host has become probably the #1
    productivity leap of the last 10 years.

    Am I travelling back in time?
    Brian McManus, May 7, 2009
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  2. From what I've seen in the beta forums, there won't be IC for server

    VPC7 isn't targeted as a replacment for VPC2007, it's more for XP
    compatibility for Win7.
    Steve Jain [MVP], May 7, 2009
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  3. Yes, it doesn't feel like the VPC of old.
    No idea, I'd like to hope so. I know the Virtualization team is aware
    of the demand for a client verison of Hyper-V, but if we'll ever see
    one, who can say.
    Steve Jain [MVP], May 7, 2009
  4. Thanks for this and apologies for delayed reponse.

    With Windows 2003 Server on Virtual PC Beta I'm having the kind of mouse
    respone issues normally associated with VPC2007 before Virtual Machine
    Additions is installed. That's why my next step was to look for Integration
    Compoenents. Looks like I'll have to go back to VPC2007 but not sure if that
    is even supported on Windows 7.


    Brian McManus, May 11, 2009
  5. Actually, all non-integration-component-installed guests (e.g. Windows
    Vista RTM) act this poorly. It's totally unacceptable and nearly
    impossible to use.

    - Rafael
    Rafael Rivera, May 11, 2009
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    Robert Comer Guest

    You can install the Additions from VPC2007 and you'll get much better
    Robert Comer, May 12, 2009
  7. Thanks Robert, that's pretty obvious. Getting the components installed
    is the tough part, when the OS runs like a snail. (in Windows Virtual PC
    beta, not VPC07)

    - Rafael
    Rafael Rivera, May 12, 2009
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    Robert Comer Guest

    It really shouldn't be that bad, at least it's not that bad on my
    PC's. Make sure you have your power management set to max performance
    if it's a laptop.
    Robert Comer, May 12, 2009

  9. Yeah, I'm not seeing that kind of poor performance either running on
    my laptop or tablets.
    Steve Jain [MVP], May 12, 2009
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    Bill Grant Guest

    Performance of the vm is great here (directly or remote app). But I am
    running it on a Dell quad-core Xeon that I used to test Hyper-V.
    Bill Grant, May 12, 2009
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    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <> "Bob
    USB connectivity in Virtual PC? Did I miss a memo?
    Dave Warren, May 12, 2009
  12. Yep.

    - Rafael

    Rafael Rivera, May 12, 2009
  13. Yes. But only the in the new version that runs only on Windows 7 (and needs
    hardware virtualization).
    David Wilkinson, May 12, 2009
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