What is the most legal way of virtualizing Windows XP SP3 nowadays ?
I've got Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition which entitles me of having unlimited VM of all version of Windows.
here's my list of supporting facts
1) How can I use of Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition for virtualization in non-microsoft platforms such as Xen or Vmware ESXi?
Q. Do the virtualization licensing rights of Windows Server 2008 apply when used with non-Microsoft software virtualization technologies?
A. Yes. The use rights apply regardless of the virtualization product being used. However, any non-Microsoft software virtualization technologies are not supported by Microsoft. For more information about support policies, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
• Article 897613: Microsoft Virtual Server support policy
• Article 897614: Windows Server System software not supported within a Microsoft Virtual Server environment
• Article 897615: Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
3)How can I activate licenses of virtual machines?
>> Input product key, active it through KMS or Internet(base on you license type)
4)If I use Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition, then all versions of Windows Server 2008(web,standard,enterprise) are installable on virtual machines?
5)If I use Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition, then Windows Server 2003 is installable on virtual machines without additional license?
6)Is it possible to create unlimited virtual machines use Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition?
>> See the above.