Here are the specs of my PC:
Dell Optiplex 755
Intel E8500 Processor (3.16GHz, 6M, VT, 1333MHz FSB)
8GB of RAM
Host OS: Currently Running Vista Business x64
I would like to run virtual machines on my PC for testing server configurations and troubleshooting issues. Vista, Xp, Server 2003, SBS 2003, and Server 2008. In addition (and what is giving me problems), I would like to run SBS 2008 which is an x64 OS. I only need these loaded for testing purposes - this is not for a production environment. Also, I need the ability to use internal VM networks so that SBS does not see other DNS and DHCP servers on my internal network.
What I've tried:
Everything I can think of. VirtualBox (x64 edition), Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2 (x64) w/ KB948415 applied, VMware Server 2. I've tried Google searches for each, but cannot seem to find the relevant information needed to fix this problem.
Each time when I boot a VM with SBS 2008 CD1.ISO - I get the error "Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode."
The Microsoft FAQ about Virtual Server 2005 R2 lists SBS 2008 as a compatible guest when the KB948415 update is installed.
When using VirtualBox, I had Windows server 2008 x64 selected as the gust OS type.
I *think* I had the options set correctly in VMware - but of the three, it seemed the most complex.
So, what would you recommend or have you uses to acheive what I am trying to do?
Thanks in advance,