I am looking to run a windows home server virtual machine on a windows 7 host.
Some of the primary benefits of WHS are related to its disk/storage management. Therefore I would like to give the VM raw access to the hard drive rather than using a virtual disk. Also I hear there are limits on virtual disk sizes.
I read that VMware workstation has this feature, but it is usually mentioned in the context of linux and I was wondering if it can work with windows host/windows guest.
The problem with vmware workstation is that it does not run as a service (without a workaround), and I am really looking to have something that automatically runs when the computer is booted and no users are logged in. So I am completely opened to other virtualization software as well.