VMware Workstation & Hyper-V Windows 2008
Posted on 2011-10-09
I'm using my home pc mainly with VMWare workstation as primarely tool on Windows 7 64 BIT.
Now I would like to be able to work on the home pc when I'm not home, so I make a vpn and connect to it. However my wife uses the pc too, so I want to install Windows 2008 so we can work with multiple users on 1 pc. Furthermore: the pc would be always on so Windows 2008 is more stable (Windows 7 isn't that for me).
I won't use hyper-v since I like my vm's and hyper-v has issues with wireless (it's a laptop) & NAT: I cannot give my hyper-v machines an address on the local LAN when connected to wireless (opened a different ticket for this, just doesn't work)
-is there a way to activate & de-activate Hyper-V "on the spot" (without rebooting)? I might want to use hyper-v just playing around
-my wife should be using a vmware workstation (Windows 2008 would be stupid to use + it's only for hosting my vm's) and so do I, can I startup VMWare workstation vm's on the same Windows 2008 she is working on, under another account or will this give issues (I won't touch the vm she is working on)?
-is there a remote console alike for VMWare workstation (as the server version or the ESX, which I have tried both but workstation stays favorite for home use)?
-can I take over the session of my wife (not RDP but really take over the screen) to help her in case she has issues with a built-in (Windows 2008) session (not tools like logmein or other), is it the mstsc /console?