Win 7 Pro / XP Mode / Multiple Users
Posted on 2011-03-24
I have one PC that is Windows 7 Pro on the domain. I'm trying to run a propriety program for any user that logs on to this windows 7 machine with domain credentials. I can get XP Mode loaded with the program needed, and then use the program no problem within XP Mode apps with the administrator account that I set everything up with.
The issue lies with any other user login into the machine. I put the program in the all user program folder on the virtual XP machine so they can see the XP Mode app. With some of the different configs I have tried the systems (win 7) shows it as an unrecognizable file, other times win 7 recognizes the file but will not lunch, say something along the line, cannot start virt app - the virt machine configuration name "windows xp mode" could not be found. I'm thinking I don't have the virtual pc file located where all users have access to it.
I have tried many different configurations, moving files, vhd, XP Mode apps and folders to many locations, but none seems to work just right.
If someone has a link to a step-by-step install and config process that would be great, or just post a step-by-step.
I am going to begin uninstalling XP Mode, deleting my vhd and all associated files, and uninstall virtual pc update while awaiting an answer. This way I can start from scratch and make some documentation configuring this the right way!
Thank you all in advance!