Virtual PC vs. Virtual Server whitepaper

Virtual PC vs. Virtual Server whitepaper

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One of the most common questions I get asked is 'What is the difference between Virtual PC and Virtual Server?' - so we now have a handy little whitepaper that details this for people:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/4/d/14d17804-1659-435d-bc11-657a6da308c0/VSvsVPC.doc.

Abstract: Microsoft® Virtual PC 2004 is a virtual machine solution for desktop operating systems. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, on the other hand, is a solution for server operating systems. Although Virtual PC and Virtual Server share many features in common, they are designed for different purposes. As a result, some of their features are also quite different. This white paper explains the differences between Virtual PC and Virtual Server and discusses the scenarios in which it is appropriate to use one or the other.

Cheers,
Ben

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  • Is there any chance that the host communication protocol can be documented, at a minimum the part lets you get some information from the host, like the system time for synchronizing clocks?

    The old VirtualPC had a few opcodes to do this, but they were removed and a separate communication mechanism seems to be used.
  • Are there any plans to bring the COM and WMI stuff from VS to the new version of VPC?

    Also has work begun on the new version of VPC?
  • Hi Guys,

    Sorry - but I have a personal policy of not discussing future plans or releases on this blog.

    Cheers,
    Ben
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