Can host to Windows 2003 Server VM logon to that VM it hosts
Posted on 2013-02-05
I have a system that is running windows 7 and I have a Windows 2003 server VM on it (using Oracle's VirtualBox). I want to know if the host, the Windows 7 system can then logon to that Windows Server 2003? If so, how would you do it? Problem I see is that for the Server VM to be running and being able to authenticate clients the Win7 host would already have to be booted up so the Server VM could be started, right? Only way I can think of doing this is to have a host with 2 VM's, one for Server 2003 server and another for a Win7 VM. The host OS would bootup, you would then start the Server 2003 VM and then the Win7 VM which could then logon--right? Alternate suggestions or recommendation please. Also how do you auto-start a VM in VirtualBox, so the 2003 VM starts when the host reboots? Thanks! (This client is strapped for cash so can't invest in a new server or new Windows server software).