What about using Hyper-V with Server 2008 R2 as the underlying OS? I thought
the virtualization-only option was free, with the restriction being that
nothing else runs in that base OS and you have to manage it from a Vista or
Windows 7 machine. You would still need the guest OS licenses.
"Robert Comer" <bobcomer-removeme-@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>Is there any way to not have to use the third license? Is it possible to
>>install Virtual PC 2007 and configure the two PCs without having to first
>>install XP on the box?
> No, you'll still have to install XP (or another OS) and have a license on
> the host. You wouldn't need a SBS license if you didn't join the host to
> the domain though...
> Bob Comer
> "cbguimb" <cbguimb@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> I am new to Virtual PC. I am trying to create two VPCs on my Small
>> Business Server network. My planned configuration is to buy a souped up
>> XP box with two XP Virtual PCs running on it. That said, I will need
>> three XP and three SBS client licenses to have two virtual PCs and what
>> is essentially a dumb box. Is there any way to not have to use the third
>> license? Is it possible to install Virtual PC 2007 and configure the two
>> PCs without having to first install XP on the box?