Microsoft BETA product supported under VMware product production release? Are you kidding?
Well I would hope so. Isn't the point of VMWare to TEST software? That is exactly my intentions here.
Yep. I would like to test it too.
Well I would hope so. Isn't the point of VMWare to
TEST software? That is exactly my intentions here.
Yeah, but the guest in question would have to exist before the VMware team could test it and certify it for a release.
Why don't you install and test?
I am pretty sure VMware is doing the same and will officially support it in a future release.
I'm still playing around and trying to get it to work.
Changed the RAM, HDD size and type but no go.
I read on a MS Connect forum some tips to try but again no go on all of them.
Apparently WHS (Windows Home Server) uses WinPE 2.0 that was introduced with Vista and the mode at which the developers are using WinPE in WHS is somehow incompatible with WMware.
Interestingly a member on the above mentioned forum claims that WHS works flawlessly on Virtual PC 2007 RC1.
I will update this forum if I make any further progress, otherwise thanks for any help other members can provide.
>Interestingly a member on the above mentioned forum claims that WHS works flawlessly on Virtual PC 2007 RC1.
Why is this surprising to you? One internal MS dept. has access to code from another internal MS dept., no?
You may want to try the various tweaks/workarounds for Vista guests discussed in this forum, if WHS uses the same type of boot/setup as Vista.
I found this site that says people are able to get Home going in wkst 6. Also, set you DVD drive to be the first one in the boot order to get past the UI subsystem error.
Also these folks have gotten it to work, but did not hit the UI error dialog. You may need to use BusLogic SCSI drivers
I was able to get Windows Home Server Beta 2 installed using another method:
I had a spare test box (physical) with two 80 GB hard drives. I installed WHS on this box and then afterwards I used VMware Converter (free) to import this server into my VMware Server v1.0.2 box. It ran without any issues and all I had to do was install the VMware tools after I powered on the VM.