Windows 98 and NT4 Machines to Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2
Posted on 2013-01-30
Wanting to virtualize a very old legacy system (Desktops and Server)
I figure if I create a VLAN on my current network I can run the whole thing on the same physical hardware/network that I have now.
Desktops are running Windows 98
Server is running Windows NT 4.0
Would like to move these to one of my MS Hyper-V Servers
Newest version of Norton Ghost doesn't support Win 98
All of the Physical Host to VM Convertors that I know of won't support Win98, haven't even begun to look at NT 4
Not the end of the world if I can't convert NT 4 (that servers been a tank for 15 years and doesn't seem to be going anywhere)
I can bridge the VLAN on my current network running win 98 VMs to the physical network running the NT 4 machines if that is all that's possible
Any Suggestions, has anyone had any real success doing something like this
Also would consider running a different VM Host like VMware player on the users desktops and bridging via VLAN to real NT4 machines, although ideally I'd like to see the desktops and Servers all running in MS Hyper-V so they can be consolidated into one OU. We already have a Hyper-V environment (management etc.) setup, so I'd like to stay there.
Once setup and running, I'll have my users run a remote session to interact with the win98 machines
Regards and TIA