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VMWare 4.0 for Workstation

VMWare 4.0 for Workstation

VMWare 4.0 for Workstation

This is probably a pretty trivial question but just the same.

I have registered copy of VMWare 4.0.x Workstation. I can install server OS's on it including Windows Server 2003.  My question if anyone knows; "Can I run Windows Server 2003 in the capacity of a domain controller for my home domain?"  The reason why I ask is that I never got a straight answer from VMWare on that question and I do know that here is the VMWare server OS out so I am confused on the difference if I indeed can run a domain controller off from my workstation version.

Thanks for the thoughts and replies ahead of time

RE: VMWare 4.0 for Workstation

Yes you can.  I currently run a Windows 2000 DC with AD off my laptop for developement purposes.  It works without any issues.

RE: VMWare 4.0 for Workstation

Yes you Can. VMware server gives you more option. Like a web Interface where you can create, delete , start and shutdown virtual machines. Also has a Remote Console similar like remote desktop great when you install VMware on Linux with text mode only

RE: VMWare 4.0 for Workstation

There's also an article on the Windows and .Net Magazine website describing how to run a VMWare workstation VM as a service, so it starts up before you log in, in case you need to authenticate to that VM DC.  I haven't tried it yet myself, though.

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