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September 9, 2010 4:43:33 PM

I'm looking for some advice. I'm running windows 7 ultimate x64 on a quad core 8 GB workstation. I would like to run some type of virtualization software for MCITP study that would allow me to run server 2008, exchange 2010 and a couple of workstations. The only software I found that runs on my OS seems to be VMware Desktop but I'm leary of the $200 price tag. A few of the techs I work with are telling me to buy another system and install server 2008 and run hyper V. I would prefer not to buy new hardware if I can get around it. Thanks..

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September 9, 2010 4:51:21 PM

VMware Player is free, and the latest version can create VM images as well. Guest OS support should be the same for the free version as it is for Workstation.
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September 9, 2010 5:34:27 PM

Server 2008 works just fine on VMWare Player or VirtualBox.
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September 9, 2010 5:36:25 PM

VMWare Player is great in that it will allow you to install the 32 or 64-bit versions of the OS.

I use it to run Server 2008 64-bit for Sharepoint development.
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September 10, 2010 7:38:52 PM

Thanks for help. I'll load up VMWare Player this weekend.
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