Hyper-V Program Manager
Whether you are running Virtual Server on Windows 7, or just trying to manage Virtual Server from a Windows 7 computer – you will need to use the Virtual Server Administrative Web Site under Internet Explorer 8. This is possible – but there are a number of things that you need to do:
You should now be able to use Virtual Server from Internet Explorer 8 happily.
I have the following configuration set up for a training class and I am not asking your blessing, just your opinion on my method.
I have Dell (Optiplex 755 w 2GB RAM to soon be upgraded to 4GB, 2 SATA Drives (80GB & 160GB), Hardware virtualization is supported. I strated off with Win2k8 Server R2 w/Hyper V as the host and intended to have a Windows 7 ent and Vista Ent VMs for desktop training purposes and then create VMs and snapshots for server training. That grand plan soon became very frustrating as the users needed to be overly Virtualization literate and with no USB support or shared folders that plan was abandoned very quickly.
Now I am installing Windows 7 Ent as the host with Virtual PC (XP Mode is not required). My fear is what to do when we move to Windows Server 2008 R2 or other x64 OS, Server product and APP training. I strongly recommend that you re-think the x64 support for Virtual PC. I hope it does not take MS 3 years like it did the last time to realize that the support in needed for the non-enterprise envirionments (training, demos, development and testing).
It would be a shame to have to go to another virtualization platform.
Is it planned to ship a patch which forces the Virtual Server site into Compatibility Mode? That won't negate the other points, but it'd certainly be awesome to be able to just add it to the Trusted/Intranet Sites zone, and life would be grand. I already turn on the menu bar at any machine I sit at... ;)