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A technical query.. Help needed.

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by stolenblessing, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. stolenblessing

    stolenblessing Nibble Poster

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    Folks,

    I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on my laptop.
    I have installed a guest OS - Windows Server 2003.

    My intention is to allow file sharing between the guest and the host OS.
    Any pointer regarding this would be highly appreciated..!

    Thanks.
    Regards,

    Asrar
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    A brief overview:

    You're going to have to set up networking between the VPC and the host machine. In the VPC Console, click on the VPC, then settings, go down to the networking part and set the networking card to one shared between the the two machines. Then create the shares that you want to set up.

    -Ken
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    what he said ^

    You can do this many times also.

    I have win2k3 and 3 xp pro's running I am still messing with the Linux OS to get that to work I'm missing something but it shouldn't be much of an issue to sort.
     
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  4. stolenblessing

    stolenblessing Nibble Poster

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    Folks,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Any idea how much RAM would I need for the following VMs:

    • Windws Server 2003 DC -- 1
    • Windows Server 2003 - will use as client
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2008 to be installed on DC ( i know it is not a good practice but the hardware capacity of my machine won't allow more VMs)

    Regards,
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I would go for 4GB otherwise you might struggle.
     
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  6. Big_nath

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    ^ what he said ^, I ran a similar setup on 2GB for a while, and it was way to slow.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    I guess you either mean Exchange 2007 or the 2010 beta :biggrin

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  8. stolenblessing

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    I am sorry.. My mistake..

    It is definitely Exchange2007
     
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  9. stolenblessing

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    Won't 3 GB suffice..
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    3 GB's will work, but don't expect the virtual machines to fly :) Exchange alone requires 2GB of ram minimym (plus recommended 5mb per mailbox), the recommended Windows 2003 amount of ram is 256 MB or more (so times 2 for your virtual machine), plus whatever the requirement of ram your physical machine needs.

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    agreed, it depends if you want something that works ok or something that could be a bit juddery.
     
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  12. stolenblessing

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    My problem is that I've got Vista on my laptop and that is eating up 1 GB of RAM
     
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  13. Big_nath

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    You should def go for 4GB.
     
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  14. stolenblessing

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    Hi Ken,

    I aint able to still get the networking done between host and guest OS.

    Help me
     
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    make sure you are on the server os whilst doing it, thats how i did it.
     
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