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Install Hyper-V server on Windows 7 client

M

moondaddy

#1
Is it possible to install Hyper-V server on a windows 7 client? Right now
I'm running windows server 2008 Rs configured as a work station and overall
its great. the 1 main reason why I', using Win 08 R2 as a work station is
because I need to use Hyper-V. However, there are a few programs that will
not run on a server because of licensing issues and in particular, my
backup program which I like very much jumps from about $50 to $1500 just to
get it to run on the server OS. Is there any way I can run Hyper-V on a
win7 os?

Thanks.
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moondaddy@newsgroup
 
B

Bill Grant

#2
No. Hyper-V will only run on the Server OS.


"moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:OWCC0xpUKHA.3720@newsgroup

> Is it possible to install Hyper-V server on a windows 7 client? Right now
> I'm running windows server 2008 Rs configured as a work station and
> overall its great. the 1 main reason why I', using Win 08 R2 as a work
> station is because I need to use Hyper-V. However, there are a few
> programs that will not run on a server because of licensing issues and in
> particular, my backup program which I like very much jumps from about $50
> to $1500 just to get it to run on the server OS. Is there any way I can
> run Hyper-V on a win7 os?
>
> Thanks.
> --
> moondaddy@newsgroup
 
A

Ace Fekay [MCT]

#3
"moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:OWCC0xpUKHA.3720@newsgroup

> Is it possible to install Hyper-V server on a windows 7 client? Right now
> I'm running windows server 2008 Rs configured as a work station and
> overall its great. the 1 main reason why I', using Win 08 R2 as a work
> station is because I need to use Hyper-V. However, there are a few
> programs that will not run on a server because of licensing issues and in
> particular, my backup program which I like very much jumps from about $50
> to $1500 just to get it to run on the server OS. Is there any way I can
> run Hyper-V on a win7 os?
>
> Thanks.
> --
> moondaddy@newsgroup

You can install Windows Virtual PC, the new release for Windows 7.

Windows Virtual PC: Home PageWindows Virtual PC, a feature of Windows 7,
provides you the capability to run multiple Windows environments such as
Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 ...
www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/

Windows Virtual PC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMicrosoft Virtual PC
(renamed Windows Virtual PC for the Windows 7 release) is a virtualization
program for Microsoft Windows operating systems, ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC

--
Ace

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Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
Microsoft Certified Trainer

For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
 
M

moondaddy

#4
Thanks Ace!

I was very dissatisfied with Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005 which is why
I moved to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Obviously I don't need to
manage VMs in the way an enterprise would, but I do need a good way to
manage about 10+ VMs for software development. Ease of setup, undoing or
restoring to previous VM configurations after doing a test install, coping a
base VM to a new VM and creating a new SID, etc. is much easier in Hyper-V.
Has this been improved in Virtual PC for windows 7?


"Ace Fekay [MCT]" <aceman@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:uAAW0FtUKHA.4704@newsgroup

> "moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:OWCC0xpUKHA.3720@newsgroup

>> Is it possible to install Hyper-V server on a windows 7 client? Right
>> now I'm running windows server 2008 Rs configured as a work station and
>> overall its great. the 1 main reason why I', using Win 08 R2 as a work
>> station is because I need to use Hyper-V. However, there are a few
>> programs that will not run on a server because of licensing issues and
>> in particular, my backup program which I like very much jumps from about
>> $50 to $1500 just to get it to run on the server OS. Is there any way I
>> can run Hyper-V on a win7 os?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> --
>> moondaddy@newsgroup
>
>
> You can install Windows Virtual PC, the new release for Windows 7.
>
> Windows Virtual PC: Home PageWindows Virtual PC, a feature of Windows 7,
> provides you the capability to run multiple Windows environments such as
> Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 ...
> www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
>
> Windows Virtual PC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMicrosoft Virtual PC
> (renamed Windows Virtual PC for the Windows 7 release) is a virtualization
> program for Microsoft Windows operating systems, ...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC
>
> --
> Ace
>
> This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
> confers no rights.
>
> Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit
> among responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your
> resolution.
>
> Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
> 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
> Microsoft Certified Trainer
>
> For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
> http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
>
 
A

Ace Fekay [MCT]

#5
"moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:%23TU1UAzUKHA.1236@newsgroup

> Thanks Ace!
>
> I was very dissatisfied with Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005 which is
> why I moved to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Obviously I don't need
> to manage VMs in the way an enterprise would, but I do need a good way to
> manage about 10+ VMs for software development. Ease of setup, undoing or
> restoring to previous VM configurations after doing a test install, coping
> a base VM to a new VM and creating a new SID, etc. is much easier in
> Hyper-V. Has this been improved in Virtual PC for windows 7?
>

Well, kind of a little better to manage multiple machines with the VMRC.
Take a look at the following links for more info. I think you will like it.

Download details: Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus ...Jun 17, 2008
....
VMRCplus is a tool for both configuration management of Virtual Server and
.... VMRCplus should be used with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.
http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/...8C-BFC6-4C3A-B4F1-772F550AE791&displaylang=en

Manage Virtual Server Machines with VMRC PlusAs some of you know, a few
Microsoft employees have been spotted working with a cool tool called VMRC
Plus, which is an improved version of the VMRC client.
www.petri.co.il/virtual-manage-virtual-server-vmrc-plus.htm

Ace
 
K

kj [SBS MVP]

#6
Need for 64bit VMs might kill your thoughts on Win7 and VPC-v7

Of course you could run Win7 as a Hyper-v Server guest. ;-)


Ace Fekay [MCT] wrote:

> "moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%23TU1UAzUKHA.1236@newsgroup

>> Thanks Ace!
>>
>> I was very dissatisfied with Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005
>> which is why I moved to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Obviously I
>> don't need to manage VMs in the way an enterprise would,
>> but I do need a good way to manage about 10+ VMs for software
>> development. Ease of setup, undoing or restoring to previous VM
>> configurations after doing a test install, coping a base VM to a new
>> VM and creating a new SID, etc. is much easier in Hyper-V. Has this
>> been improved in Virtual PC for windows 7?
>
>
> Well, kind of a little better to manage multiple machines with the
> VMRC. Take a look at the following links for more info. I think you
> will like it.
> Download details: Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus ...Jun
> 17, 2008 ...
> VMRCplus is a tool for both configuration management of Virtual
> Server and ... VMRCplus should be used with Virtual Server 2005 R2
> SP1.
> http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/...8C-BFC6-4C3A-B4F1-772F550AE791&displaylang=en
>
> Manage Virtual Server Machines with VMRC PlusAs some of you know, a
> few Microsoft employees have been spotted working with a cool tool
> called VMRC Plus, which is an improved version of the VMRC client.
> www.petri.co.il/virtual-manage-virtual-server-vmrc-plus.htm
>
> Ace
--
/kj
 
M

moondaddy

#7
in other words, I cant create a 64 bit VM in Win7 VPC?

"kj [SBS MVP]" <KevinJ.SBS@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:#7mJCy0UKHA.4004@newsgroup

> Need for 64bit VMs might kill your thoughts on Win7 and VPC-v7
>
> Of course you could run Win7 as a Hyper-v Server guest. ;-)
>
>
> Ace Fekay [MCT] wrote:

>> "moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> news:%23TU1UAzUKHA.1236@newsgroup

>>> Thanks Ace!
>>>
>>> I was very dissatisfied with Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005
>>> which is why I moved to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Obviously I
>>> don't need to manage VMs in the way an enterprise would,
>>> but I do need a good way to manage about 10+ VMs for software
>>> development. Ease of setup, undoing or restoring to previous VM
>>> configurations after doing a test install, coping a base VM to a new
>>> VM and creating a new SID, etc. is much easier in Hyper-V. Has this
>>> been improved in Virtual PC for windows 7?
>>
>>
>> Well, kind of a little better to manage multiple machines with the
>> VMRC. Take a look at the following links for more info. I think you
>> will like it.
>> Download details: Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus ...Jun
>> 17, 2008 ...
>> VMRCplus is a tool for both configuration management of Virtual
>> Server and ... VMRCplus should be used with Virtual Server 2005 R2
>> SP1.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/...8C-BFC6-4C3A-B4F1-772F550AE791&displaylang=en
>>
>> Manage Virtual Server Machines with VMRC PlusAs some of you know, a
>> few Microsoft employees have been spotted working with a cool tool
>> called VMRC Plus, which is an improved version of the VMRC client.
>> www.petri.co.il/virtual-manage-virtual-server-vmrc-plus.htm
>>
>> Ace
>
> --
> /kj
>
 
M

moondaddy

#8
Thanks. I was using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and VMRCPlus before
converting my OS to Win Server 2008 R2 and got spoiled on Hyper-V. I was
hoping there would be modern improvements for developers in the VM world
with out having to move up to Hyper-V. a few of my critical apps don't run
too well on the server OS and I have some licensing issues with other apps
that don't want to be licensed on a server with out paying big bucks.
Hyper-V on a power workstation would be nice for developers.

"Ace Fekay [MCT]" <aceman@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:u287jSzUKHA.4688@newsgroup

> "moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%23TU1UAzUKHA.1236@newsgroup

>> Thanks Ace!
>>
>> I was very dissatisfied with Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005 which is
>> why I moved to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Obviously I don't
>> need to manage VMs in the way an enterprise would, but I do need a good
>> way to manage about 10+ VMs for software development. Ease of setup,
>> undoing or restoring to previous VM configurations after doing a test
>> install, coping a base VM to a new VM and creating a new SID, etc. is
>> much easier in Hyper-V. Has this been improved in Virtual PC for windows
>> 7?
>>
>
>
> Well, kind of a little better to manage multiple machines with the VMRC.
> Take a look at the following links for more info. I think you will like
> it.
>
> Download details: Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus ...Jun 17,
> 2008 ...
> VMRCplus is a tool for both configuration management of Virtual Server and
> ... VMRCplus should be used with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.
> http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/...8C-BFC6-4C3A-B4F1-772F550AE791&displaylang=en
>
> Manage Virtual Server Machines with VMRC PlusAs some of you know, a few
> Microsoft employees have been spotted working with a cool tool called VMRC
> Plus, which is an improved version of the VMRC client.
> www.petri.co.il/virtual-manage-virtual-server-vmrc-plus.htm
>
> Ace
>
 
K

kj [SBS MVP]

#9
moondaddy wrote:

> in other words, I cant create a 64 bit VM in Win7 VPC?
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/features/compare.aspx

Sometimes what tells the story is what's missing.

>
> "kj [SBS MVP]" <KevinJ.SBS@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:#7mJCy0UKHA.4004@newsgroup

>> Need for 64bit VMs might kill your thoughts on Win7 and VPC-v7
>>
>> Of course you could run Win7 as a Hyper-v Server guest. ;-)
>>
>>
>> Ace Fekay [MCT] wrote:

>>> "moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>> news:%23TU1UAzUKHA.1236@newsgroup
>>>> Thanks Ace!
>>>>
>>>> I was very dissatisfied with Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005
>>>> which is why I moved to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.
>>>> Obviously I don't need to manage VMs in the way an enterprise
>>>> would, but I do need a good way to manage about 10+ VMs for software
>>>> development. Ease of setup, undoing or restoring to previous VM
>>>> configurations after doing a test install, coping a base VM to a
>>>> new VM and creating a new SID, etc. is much easier in Hyper-V. Has
>>>> this been improved in Virtual PC for windows 7?
>>>
>>>
>>> Well, kind of a little better to manage multiple machines with the
>>> VMRC. Take a look at the following links for more info. I think you
>>> will like it.
>>> Download details: Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus ...Jun
>>> 17, 2008 ...
>>> VMRCplus is a tool for both configuration management of Virtual
>>> Server and ... VMRCplus should be used with Virtual Server 2005 R2
>>> SP1.
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/...8C-BFC6-4C3A-B4F1-772F550AE791&displaylang=en
>>>
>>> Manage Virtual Server Machines with VMRC PlusAs some of you know, a
>>> few Microsoft employees have been spotted working with a cool tool
>>> called VMRC Plus, which is an improved version of the VMRC client.
>>> www.petri.co.il/virtual-manage-virtual-server-vmrc-plus.htm
>>>
>>> Ace
>>
>> --
>> /kj
--
/kj
 
A

Ace Fekay [MCT]

#10
"moondaddy" <moondaddy@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:%23eIoiB1UKHA.4484@newsgroup

> Thanks. I was using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and VMRCPlus before
> converting my OS to Win Server 2008 R2 and got spoiled on Hyper-V. I was
> hoping there would be modern improvements for developers in the VM world
> with out having to move up to Hyper-V. a few of my critical apps don't
> run too well on the server OS and I have some licensing issues with other
> apps that don't want to be licensed on a server with out paying big bucks.
> Hyper-V on a power workstation would be nice for developers.
>
I can understand licensing and app limitations, however it seems Windows 7's
limits will be a factor. Hopefull kj's suggestions are helpful, otherwise,
you may have to stick to Windows 2003 with VS 2005 R2 until things change.

Ace