Vista Home Basic and Home Premium on Virtual PC 2007?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Test Man, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Test Man

    Test Man Guest

    I know that last year, Vista Home Basic and Home Premium were not supported
    on Virtual PC 2007, either as a host or guest.

    In January 2008, Microsoft changed the licence agreement to allow those OSes
    to be used in any virtual machine. What I want to know is is there any
    documentation from Microsoft that says that Vista Home Basic and Home
    Premium will work with Virtual PC 2007 and if so, it's supported?

    And lastly, is there any technical reason why it wasn't supported?
     
    Test Man, Feb 21, 2008
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  2. While VHB and VHP are no longer prohibited from virtualization by the EULA
    (the restriction applied to any virtualization, not just in VPC) they still
    are not supported by Microsoft Product Support Services when run in a vm.
    The Addendum did not address support.

    Since they are not supported there is also no official statement that they
    work. However, the experience of users is that both editions do work as
    well in a virtual machine as do the supported editions.

    You are still limited to self-support options.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 21, 2008
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  3. To answer your last question, in general, consumer editions have never been
    supported. Based on the discussions here over the years, that has been a
    business decision. No technical barriers have ever been cited.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 21, 2008
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  4. Test Man

    Paul Adare Guest

    No, the change is that you are now legally allowed to run them as guests.
    They still aren't supported as either guests or hosts.
     
    Paul Adare, Feb 21, 2008
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  5. Is the change to the EULA to allow them to run on VMs,
    or to run them on multiple VMs with just one license?

    *TimDaniels*
     
    Timothy Daniels, Feb 21, 2008
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  6. Test Man

    Paul Adare Guest

    The former.
     
    Paul Adare, Feb 21, 2008
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  7. I seem to recall a magazine article which gave IIS as the
    critical requirement. Whether that was "the ability to run IIS"
    or the "service of IIS" I don't know. Was that an error?

    *TimDaniels*
     
    Timothy Daniels, Feb 21, 2008
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  8. Test Man

    Paul Adare Guest

    No, IIS is only used by Virtual Server not for Virtual PC and even then
    only for administration and there are options other than IIS for
    administration of VS.
     
    Paul Adare, Feb 21, 2008
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  9. OK, I tracked down the article - PCWorld, October, 2007, p.94.
    The comments about IIS were actually in relation to VMWare, not
    Virtual PC:

    "Officially, VMWare Server is supported only under Server versions
    of Wondows. But it runs under any Windows OS that has
    Microsoft's Internet Information Serfer (IIS) installed, including
    Windows Vista."

    Do you have any idea why IIS would play a part in virtualization
    for VMWare?

    *TimDaniels*
     
    Timothy Daniels, Feb 22, 2008
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  10. Test Man

    Paul Adare Guest

    Yes, the same reason it is used for VS. A little research on your part
    would have turned up this info as well.

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    Paul Adare, Feb 22, 2008
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