Virual Server on SBS

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Waggers, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Waggers

    Waggers Guest


    We have an SBS R2 Standard with 4 gb memory. We need to install a very old
    16bit Btrieve application which will be used very occasionally to look
    things up.

    I'm thinking of installing Microsoft Virtual Server to the SBS box using,
    say, 1gb. From there I'll install a virtual copy of Windows 2000 and then
    the Btrieve application.

    Will this end in tears?

    Waggers, Nov 1, 2007
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  2. Are you planning to leave the virtual server running all the time? The one
    possible issue I see is that if you don't have a gig of RAM free, it won't
    let you start the VM. Of course that only applies if you plan to run the VM
    only when you need it.

    Personally, I'd hope for a retired desktop I could pull out of the storage
    room to use for this.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Nov 1, 2007
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  3. Waggers

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    I really doubt you'll need to allocate 1GB for a seldom used 16bit
    application. But that's a beauty of Virtual Machine technology - you can
    easily tweak the memory (& processor usage) as needed. I'd guess you might
    get away with as little as 256mb.
    kj [SBS MVP], Nov 1, 2007
  4. Jason Miller [SBS-MVP], Nov 2, 2007
  5. Waggers

    Waggers Guest

    Many thanks for the info Guys.
    Waggers, Nov 2, 2007
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