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  1. #1


    columbo Guest

    Tray

    How to minimize Virtual PC to tray? Not Console but precisely window, where
    Virtual Machine is running. I'm going to manage Virtual Machine only with RDP
    and I do not want to see any windows on my host machine.
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Gary M Guest

    Re: Tray

    Maybe Virtual Server would suit you better.

    "columbo" <columbo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9EA2E292-7FCC-46EB-86FF-5FDD3A3B8296@xxxxxx

    > How to minimize Virtual PC to tray? Not Console but precisely window,
    > where
    > Virtual Machine is running. I'm going to manage Virtual Machine only with
    > RDP
    > and I do not want to see any windows on my host machine.
    > Thanks.

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  3. #3


    Mark Rae [MVP] Guest

    Re: Tray

    "columbo" <columbo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9EA2E292-7FCC-46EB-86FF-5FDD3A3B8296@xxxxxx

    > How to minimize Virtual PC to tray? Not Console but precisely window,
    > where
    > Virtual Machine is running. I'm going to manage Virtual Machine only with
    > RDP
    > and I do not want to see any windows on my host machine.
    You can't. Use Virtual Server instead.


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    ASP.NET MVP
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  4. #4


    VanguardLH Guest

    Re: Tray

    columbo wrote:

    > How to minimize Virtual PC to tray? Not Console but precisely window, where
    > Virtual Machine is running. I'm going to manage Virtual Machine only with RDP
    > and I do not want to see any windows on my host machine.
    > Thanks.
    What you want is a "headless" VM manager. That would be, as mentioned
    in other posts, Virtual Server (Microsoft) or VMWare Server, both free.

    A possibility is to use a tray manager that forces windows to tray
    icons. Go look at 4t Tray Minimizer, for example. Maybe it can remove
    the windows by presenting a tray icon for them. Windows that are open
    can still have their visible attribute set to hidden which is how you
    hide an open window. This utility might work that way or use some other
    trick. Haven't used it so can't comment on its usefullness or
    stability.

    http://download.cnet.com/4t-Tray-Min...html?tag=mncol
    http://www.4t-niagara.com/tray.html
    http://www.4t-niagara.com/tray_comparison.html

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  5. #5


    C.Joseph Drayton Guest

    Re: Tray

    On 3/21/2009 03:45, columbo wrote:

    > How to minimize Virtual PC to tray? Not Console but precisely window, where
    > Virtual Machine is running. I'm going to manage Virtual Machine only with RDP
    > and I do not want to see any windows on my host machine.
    > Thanks.
    Hi Columbo,

    I don't know if this will help you, but I use Dexpot v1.40,
    and one of its options is to minimize a window to the system
    tray. in Dexpot, I have set a rule so that whenever I open
    either a Win v3.11 or Win95 VM that clicking the minimize
    button always sends it to the system tray.

    Just as an aside, there is now a portable version of Dexpot
    v1.4 that I actually keep on my maintenance thumbdrive so
    that when I am working on a clients computer I can have
    multiple desktops for working in (I dislike crowded desktops
    and task bars).

    Sincerely,
    C.Joseph Drayton, Ph.D. AS&T

    CSD Computer Services

    Web site: http://csdcs.site90.net/
    E-mail: cjoseph@xxxxxx

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