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Can VMWARE Server be installed on a Windows Vista 32-bit Operating System

I have a PC running Windows Vista 32-bit Home Basic. I would like to install VMWARE Server on my PC which is running Window Vista.

Could someone advise me if VMWARE Server can be installed on Windows Vista? If so, is there a specific version. A download link would be very helpful.

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duffman76Commented:
Yes VMWare server can be installed on your Vista Machine.  It supports any x86 machines.  Here is a link to download the software from their site.

http://www.vmware.com/download/server/

Make sure you register your free copy here.
http://register.vmware.com/content/registration.html

Hope this helps.
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ben1211Author Commented:
What version of VMWARE Server will I need to use? How many instances can this version support?

Previously I had version 5.5 and I am unable to install it on Windows Vista. It can only run on Windows XP.



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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
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ben1211Author Commented:
Angellll,

You have provided VMWARE Workstation. What about VMWARE Server? In using VMWARE Workstation, can I install instances such as Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server. Please advise.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>In using VMWARE Workstation, can I install instances such as Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server. Please advise.
yes

>What about VMWARE Server?
that should only be installed on a dedicated machine, what is what the "server" version is for.
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Netman66Commented:
ESX is a server build and VM host all-in-one.  It's for bare metal installs.

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bjohnson_MNCommented:
Here's the skinny on your question...
If you install the latest VMWare Server, your Vista OS will run like Crap.  We had a few of the guys in the office using it and it sacked all of our PC's.  my suggestion is to go VMWare Workstation 6 or Virtual PC (if you don't need VLANs or VSwitches)  These BOTH work Great on Vista and have been very reliable.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
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ben1211Author Commented:
Hi bjohnson,

Will Virtual PC 2007 run on Windows Vista 32-bit Home Basic. Windows Vista 32-bit Home Basic is the OS I'm using. Any idea?
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bjohnson_MNCommented:
I am 99% sure it will.  It only takes a fe minutes to install.  Let me know the results.

Cheers,
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ben1211Author Commented:
bjohnson, i have never used Virtual PC 2007 before, so just an additional question to you. Is there a limitation to the number of instances that I would be able to install on Virtual PC 2007? I shouldn't have a problem installing Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server right?
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bjohnson_MNCommented:
you should not have any issues installing those OS's.  If you are going to be working with these heavily or in the future after you are done with your exams, I would HIGHLY recomend using VMWare Workstation.  It is VERY worth the money and will allow you to configure Virtual Switches to isolate the servers in their own "Network"...
Other than that... it's all gravy!
Cheers,
B
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Netman66Commented:
VPC 2007 works fine on Vista - I've used it for months but just recently installed VMware Workstation 6.  I think VPC was less resource intensive though.

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