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VMWare Server 2.0 and Vista

Discussion in 'Virtual and Cloud Computing' started by VantageIsle, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. VantageIsle

    VantageIsle Kilobyte Poster

    Hi Guys. Just a quick question really. I was wondering if any of you lot were running vmware server 2.0 on vista and how you were getting on.

    I know vmware server works fine on windows xp, but when I installed it earlier this year on my vista machine it was really slow and sticky. I just unistalled it and worked with virtual pc 2007 instead which works a treat.

    Since VMware server has had an update recently, i was wondering if the performance is better on windows vista.

    Just thought I'd ask before installing it and building servers just to find its still a bit cack, performance wise.

    thanks in advance
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    I was the same as you, tried to use VM Ware on Vista and had a whole heap of problems.

    Have been running MS Virtual PC 2007 ever since. If anyone has an update on this, that would be great.
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  3. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    I've used it on both since it was in beta and have had no problems which weren't replicated from one O/S to the other. My main gripe with it is that the WebUI is far, far too slow compared to Server 1.x. Prior to getting ESXed up at home I actually uninstalled it and reverted to 1.x after getting frustrated beyond belief with the speed, and the fact that VMWare put the same sort of timebomb code into it that f***ed a lot of people who upgraded early to ESX 3.5u2.
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