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I would like to install a copy of Server 2003 on my home computer which is currently running vista. ...
10th September 2008, 09:54 AM #1
Vista and Server 2003
I would like to install a copy of Server 2003 on my home computer which is currently running vista. I want to do this because i am about to start taking some networking exams and i want something that i can 'play' around with without there being any consequences.
What would be the best way of doing this?? I have an external hard drive that i could install it to, but im not sure if that would work. Can i install it to a local drive and switch between the two OS'?
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10th September 2008, 09:58 AM #2
Virtualise it, you can setup a mini network using virtualisation software all on one PC providing you have enough RAM and disk space.
10th September 2008, 10:04 AM #3
Ok, thanks. How would i do that, can you recommend any software??
10th September 2008, 10:36 AM #4
Originally Posted by Admiral208
10th September 2008, 10:38 AM #5
Virtualbox is probably the easiest to use
10th September 2008, 02:35 PM #6
just had a quick look at both of those programs, they look really good. Does anyone know if i virtualise Server 2003 and a virtualise a copy of XP Pro, can i create a virtual network??? so i can effectively test whatever i do on the server.
10th September 2008, 02:41 PM #7
I have not used virtual box but you could do this under virtual pc by adding a loopback adapter driver to your Vista installation and pointing both VMs at it.
10th September 2008, 02:47 PM #8
ok. How would i do that, is it an easy process?
10th September 2008, 02:54 PM #9
12th September 2008, 02:51 PM #10
i had a play with virtual server 2005 from microsoft and that had a nifty web interface where you could create virtual networks and such
never did get around to doing much w ith it but it was quite a fun tool.
12th September 2008, 02:54 PM #11
The problem with Virtual PC the Linux support is naff, for vitalizing on my desktop i use VMware Fusion and at work all our servers are virtualized using VMware ESX.
13th September 2008, 02:27 PM #12
I can also definetly reccomend VMWare Server - I have it installed on my laptop with a Windows Server 2003 VM, running AD, to write some software for work
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