On Fri, 6 Mar 2009 06:47:01 -0800, chris r wrote:
> With one change to the original thread: Installing SBS 2008 as a guest OS
> and a 64-bit host OS (Vista Business 64-bit w/ SP1 in my case).
> Update KB948515.msp for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 states that Small
> Business Server 2008 (not just 2003) is a supported guest OS bundle. SBS 2008
> is a 64-bit bundle.
> I get the same message "Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however
> this cpu is not compatible with 64-bit mode.". I get it that up to this point
> only 32-bit OSs were supported as a guest, but with it specifically including
> SBS 2008 in the update I assumed that things changed.
> I want to virtualize SBS 2008 for SharePoint design and development and
> researched virtualization options using MS technology and this update was
> Why doesn't SBS 2008 install if the update supports it?
From the KB in question:
Additional guest operating systems that the update supports
Update 948515 for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 includes support for the
following additional guest operating systems:
Windows Server 2008, Core Edition
Windows Server 2008, Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008, Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Edition
Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1
Windows Vista Business with SP1
Windows Vista Enterprise with SP1
Windows XP Professional with SP3
I don't see SBS 2008 listed there, and I can tell you definitively that
Virtual Server does not support any x64 OS as a guest. If you want x64
guest support you need to use Hyper-V.
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