Can we host a VM on a vists machine.

Hi,

Can we host a VM on a vists machine.
What is the software i need to use. I have a windows 2003 VM file with me. I need to run that on my Vista machine. How do i do it.

REgards
Sharath
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KCTSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Microsoft Virtual PC (free from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=04d26402-3199-48a3-afa2-2dc0b40a73b6&displaylang=en) will run on vista
as wlll Microdoft Virtual Server - providing it 2005R2 SP1 (free from http://www.microsoft.com/technet/virtualserver/software/default.mspx)
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YamummConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What sort of "VM file" do you have?

If it is a vmx file you downloaded from somewhere then you should be fine to just use VMware player from http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ which is free.
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StappmeyerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I run VMware Workstation 6.x on Vista.  Since Vista like RAM , ensure that you have enough to support your VMs as well.

If you just need to run a VM that has been provided, Player is great.  If you need more with no budget, VMware Server may work for you.  If you need some additional functionality, Vmware Workstation may be best.  
http://www.vmware.com/products/
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ostaehrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As you speak of "a ... VM file" this might be a Microsoft VHD that you can run with Virtual PC: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

Regards, Oliver
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