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Solved: server 2003 - virtual machine - NIC

Q: Solved: server 2003 - virtual machine - NIC

Host OS: Windows 2003 Server running on domain under Active Directory
Guest Virtual Machine OS: Same

The Host Machine and Host OS operate as expected, and can interact with everything in the entire network, including

Other w2k3 servers
Domain Controllers
Linux servers
Linux PCs
However, the Virtual Machine was created using - and runs within - MS Virtual Machine 2005. The VM thinks it's a stand-alone server. It doesn't "see"

the HP 373i gigabit Network Interface Cards (NICs)
anything else in the network
the proxy server/internet gateway
anything on the host's hard drive
The VM DOES see

a non-existent NIC (a generic Intel adapter)
the host machine' s CD-ROM
As an aside, I have the same problem with a PC
Host OS: XP SP2
Guest Virtual Machine OS: Ubuntu Linux 7.10
That VM doesn't "see" the NIC, and lives in its own dark cave.

In each case, the VMs see all the other hardware - except the NICs and hard drives not internal to the VM.

How do I get the VM to acknowledge the NICs so that I can install the NIC drivers and open the VM's eyes to the rest of the Domain?

Preferred Solution: Solved: server 2003 - virtual machine - NIC

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: server 2003 - virtual machine - NIC

That 'non-existent' NIC is a 'virtual' one running as a Device on the Virtual Machine.
I'm using Virtual PC 2003 but I think yours is similar.
Try setting the 1st virtual NIC to use each option in the drop-down list in the Settings window.
I think NAT will work but I'm not sure, I only have a small home network so am not familiar with your situation.

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

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I am using a virtual IP to provide access to a mysql cluster. However since I don't have unlimited hardware I am unable to put the mysql servers as the sole application on each system. I end up with both an instance of apache and mysql on each system. I've configured the network with LVS and ldirector for load balancing. I've assigned a virtual IP to the system, say, I make that the primary IP to eth0 on the load balancer and as a loopback interface on the two machines (sql1 and sql2) running the mysql servers.

If I make a request from any server that is not sql1 or sql2, everything works fine, but when I am making a request from either of those machines it will not send to the load balancer, instead it picks up the loopback and just uses the local server.

Does anyone have any ideas for how to over come this? I'm kind of new to VIP's and anything more advanced than a static/dynamic ip address. I believe my setup is using direct routing.


A:mysql virtual IP server and client same machine

Guessing (but nobody else tried)..How about puttin and entry entry in the local host file to redirect?

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My company bought out a company recently and now I have to manage a new server. The server is windows 2000 server that is getting fairly old now (not sure exact age of server). There are no more than 10 users accessing the server. It is running out of hard drive space and sometimes the tape backup drive acts up. This server does a bunch of different jobs. The server is running exchange server 2000, a blackberry server for a couple users, ms sql server (I think 2003?) for some accounting software and it is also a file server.

I was thinking of replacing it with a windows 2008 server but that would mean buying all new server software and office 2007 to connect to exchange 2007. Than I would need to migrate data to the new server. I have a some experience with migrating right now as I have setup a test lab to try things out using virtualbox.

So I have also been thinking about converting the windows 2000 server to a virtual machine and running vmware or other virtual machine software on a new server and using the image from the old server.

So my question is, would converting the server to a virtual machine and running it that way be a good idea? It would save a lot of money in software. Does any one have any pro's and con's to this type of idea or would getting a new server be the best option?

Thanks for all the help.

A:need advice if I should convert a server to a virtual machine

In my limited experience, virtualization is best for larger corporations that want to reduce the amount of hardware, energy consumption, and space requirements. A lot of the time, if you're a smaller company it would actually cost more in licensing costs to virtualize than to buy another server.

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

A:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.

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On my local host machine there is An E Drive with a capacity of 500GB and it contain VHD file for my virtual machine. Now according to the current situation My E drive is about to fill which is now 490 Gb.
One my Virtual Machine my disk size is 900 Gb . Out of 900 Gb 490Gb is full. If i am deleting some files from my virtual machine is not making any difference the size of VHD file on my host computer.
What is the best way to reduce the size of the my VHD file . 

Help will be Appreciated.

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this particular question, but it's technically an installation problem. If it's in the wrong forum, I apologize.

I've just recently started a Computer Information Technology program at a university, and I'm in my first class, which is an intro class which is online as a summer class. My teacher does not have a text book for us, and he says it's a "research class" where we have to figure out everything on our own. All in all, he's not offered me anything at all that would help me figure out how to install Server 2003 on a virtual PC, and I'm not the only student having problems with trying to do this with zero instructions (for what it's worth, I'm in another class in the program which is nothing like this complete lack of instruction).

I ultimately have to make a video showing that I have the programs loaded (Virtual PC-done, MySQL-done, Server 2003-problems all week long), running, and then explain them, but I just can't get Server 2003 to work at all on my Windows 7 machine. I think I could probably get Server 2008 to work, but the university only uses 2003, hence my problem.

Basically, I downloaded the Virtual PC and Windows XP bundle off of Microsoft's site and installed those. I have created a virtual PC, and it's running XP SP3. Now, if I try to install Server 2003 on the virtual PC, it gives me various errors according to which installer I try to use:

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A:Cannot install Server 2003 SP2 on a virtual PC running XP SP3.

You need to install Server 2003 in its own VM, not in a VM that already has XP in it. There are many ways to install an OS into Virtual PC - I suggest googling for instructions. We can't exactly tell you how, since it's a research project you have to complete.

Think of it this way - if you have a brand new computer with a brand new hard drive, would you install Windows 7 on it and then try to install Server 2003 inside of Windows 7? No, you would install Server 2003 on the brand new hard drive.

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Hi ,

Is it possible ti install win xp SP2 on a machine that has already win server 2003?

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Hi all,
I am getting this error, whenever I try to connect to server from Hyper-V, I choose local server then I get this message

Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server.
In the services, I don't have this service... What should I do...?

Mai Omar Desouki | Software Consultant | Infusion | MCP, MCTS, MCPD, MCITP, MCT Microsoft Certified Trainer & MCC Microsoft Community Contributor | Email: [email protected] | Blog: http://moresharepoint.wordpress.com

A:Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server

Here is the solution
1-make sure turn on virtual platform on bios
2- from turn windows features on or off expand hyper-v and enable hyper-v platform (Must)
3- restart your machine it should be working without problem.

This 100 % works

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I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.


A:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server has the following restrictions:
- Only one computer in a domain can be running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server must be the root of the Active Directory® forest.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server cannot trust any other domains.
- A Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server domain cannot have any child domains.
- Each additional server must have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 client access license (CAL). You can use CALs for each user or for each device.
The standard edition of Windows Small Business Server 2003 includes Windows Server 2003 technologies, including fax service, firewall service, and remote-access service. Additionally, it includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, enhanced tools for server monitoring and administration, and an out-of-the-box solution for internal Web sites. The standard edition is ideal for customers who do not require the higher-level functionality included in the premium edition

The premium edition includes everything in the standard edition, plus Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, and Microsoft FrontPage® 2003. The premium edition is ideal for small businesses with more demanding IT needs, such as data-intensive line-of-business applications, or advanced firewall and Web-caching capabilities

The standard edition has most of the stuffs inside.

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I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.


A:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

ok i got the answer to this from another source.

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I'm trying to map a Server 2003 network drive in Windows 8.1

For some reason, in the 'Map Network Drive' window, the server doesn't show under 'Network' when I click the 'browse' button. Additionally the server doesn't show under 'Network' in file manager but I can ping it just fine.

Is there perhaps some kind of incompatibility between Win 8.1 and Server 2003 that could be causing this and is there some kind of workaround?

A:Can't map network drives on Server 2003 machine in Win 8.1

Originally Posted by gpcola

I'm trying to map a Server 2003 network drive in Windows 8.1

For some reason, in the 'Map Network Drive' window, the server doesn't show under 'Network' when I click the 'browse' button. Additionally the server doesn't show under 'Network' in file manager but I can ping it just fine.

Is there perhaps some kind of incompatibility between Win 8.1 and Server 2003 that could be causing this and is there some kind of workaround?

To access Server 03 it's required that you make the adjustments outlined in the following link.

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Hello. I was referred here by Boopme from this thread. Here are the OTL logs:

A:Bamital infection on a Server 2003 machine

My internet was acting up at the time I tried to post this reply. Please see the next reply for the instructions.

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This started happening few days ago probably after a windows update. I tried uninstalling HyperV component restart, readd restart etc no luck. My existing hyperv virtual machines fail with the same error, to create a new one also fails.
Please advise, Thank you.
The server encountered an error while creating New Virtual Machine.
Failed to create a new virtual machine
New Virtual Machine failed to realize
Failed to access configuration store 0x80070003

Gokhan Varol

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I have a Windows Server 2003 box that I'm using as a glorified NAS/file server (and right now, it's also a DC and DNS server because the main DC went down). This box generally works well (a bit slow on transfers for my liking, but it's an old machine; though it's considerably slower than Linux). However, occasionally, it will just disappear off the network. The fastest way for me to get it back online is just to reboot it. It seems to lose connectivity entirely. I can't ping anything from it, nor can I ping it. However, ipconfig /all shows that it still thinks it's connected. This has happened several times now, generally somewhere about a few weeks apart. Nothing at all in the logs that's interesting

Here's what I've tried:

* Restart the switch that the server's on. - Didn't make a difference.
* Repair the network adapter - Didn't do anything at all.
* Reboot the machine - It comes back up ok, for a while.

It always seems to happen when I'm transferring a large file.

What I'm going to try next:

* Add another NIC to the machine.

System Details:

Windows Server 2003 R2: File Server, Print Server, DC, DNS Server
Old Gateway Box of some sort (Performance 450???).
US Robotics Gigabit PCI NIC.
1.5TB HDs (RAID)

I'll be back with an ipconfig /all

Obviously I can't keep the machine down for debugging, I'm going to reboot it so it comes back online.

A:Windows Server 2003 machine looses network connectivity

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Trying to put Office 2010 on a machine running Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP2) with Terminal Services.

The machine will be set up so that anyone requiring the usage of Office 2010 can use RDP to log onto the server and use the programs there.

1) Do I need a specific version of Office 2010 to make this work?
2) Is this a violation of the license agreement for Office 2010? (Obviously I care about this less than the first part, but I'd like to know.)

The only reason I ask is because apparently my friend tried to install a version of Office 2010 we had lying around and it apparently gave him some weird error about Terminal Services... haven't seen the error myself but I thought I'd ask before I try this again.

A:Office 2010 on a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 machine with Terminal Services

Not sure about 2003, but with 2008 the Volume License Enterprise version of office is required.
Investigate that aspect. we tried installing office pro 2007 on our TS with Windows 2008 and it balked so i did some research and there are several posts that said it had to be VL Ent.

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I have a new customer with a Windows 2003 server that I inherited from their previous IT provider. The server is *not* set up as a domain controller and just handles basic file and application sharing via a workgroup security model.

They called me when they started losing their connectivity to shares on the server. They also could not log in to their server because it would not accept the password for the Administrator. I initially suspected someone had accidentally reset the password, but after arriving onsite I noticed that all of the local machine passwords had been changed (which is why the shares weren't working) and I couldn't log in at all. I suspected a virus and, after using a third party software to reset the administrator password so I could log in, I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and, sure enough, there were several infections, one of which was detected as a Rootkit component. I cleaned up the infection, rebooted, reran Malwarebytes, cleaned up a couple more components, rebooted and reran and came up clean. I reset the passwords on all accounts and everything was good.

Yesterday, they called with the same problem. Apparently the virus wasn't gone. I redid the whole process and this time ran several other malware and rootkit detection tools including Malwarebytes again, Norton Power Eraser, Sophos AntiRootkit, Windows malicious software removal tool and Root Repealer. Everything came up clean. Additionally, I found that nearly all the compu... Read more

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Hi All,

Its critical for me to get some solution to this problem that has all of a sudden popped up.

We have a windows server 2003 machine running some server applications. After some time it stops connecting to any other machine on network. Web browser does not open page hosted over intranet, ODBC links to DBs on other machine stop connecting, remote desktop windows to other computers on network do not open, etc. However, it keeps pinging other machines.

Although, from some other machine, I can open remote desktop window to this server. I suspect the server reaches a point where it cannot open any more connections (maximum sockets opened?). After giving a restart, the server works fine (for a while!)

Can anybody help me with this? Server is hosting an application at client-site which is in production. Can't afford any downtime. Any help/suggestion will be highly praised.


A:Windows server 2003 stopping to establish connection to any other machine on network

have you checked DNS?

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I've tried hosting a server for an indie computer game called Minecraft using the following .jar file
and while it works, I've been unable to allocate more than 1 gig of memory to the program.

Running the .jar file by itself leaves a very small amount of memory, which is tracked on the server window as "Memory use: # mb (% free)

The support forum for the game suggests using a .bat file with the following line:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe" -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar

This does increase the amount of memory, and while I should be able to increase the "1024" values to use even more, this is where I run into problems. Using "2048" or any other value in this .bat line produces an error stating:
"Unable to run virtual Java machine"

I've asked about this on the game's forum, and the only response I've gotten was from other Vista 64 bit users that have the same problem and are unable to solve it. Any thoughts?

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I was thinking of trying a Virtual Machine on XP Pro to run Ubuntu 7.04.
I'm looking for free solutions that I can edit and create my own
VM's. So far I have looked into VirtualBox and Virtual PC 2007.
Both are free and allow you to create new VM's.

Can I install them both to give them both a shot or would this
be foolish and cause problems with my XP Pro.

I have never used a Virtual Machine before and would like to see which
program I found to be easier to use.


A:Solved: Virtual Machine on XP

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I was having problems with TSG chat for some time. All I was getting in the chat loading page was a picture of a broken thumbnail (where the Java class is loaded).
So I downloaded the latest Java Virtual Machine. Then everything worked just fine.
But suddenly I found that the same problem has cropped again. No Java applets are loading (including TSG chat, yahoo pool). Why is this? I have the latest JVM. And everything related to Java in my internet options are enabled !!!

Please help

A:[SOLVED] Java Virtual Machine

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Getting a bit fed up with this now, I've been messing with it all day.

All I wanted to do was to install XP on a VM (I'm running Win 7 Pro, by the way) so that I could add screenshots to an abandoned article. Nothing to it, you might say. Thats what I thought, I've done it before with Oracle VirtualBox and seem to remember it being really easy.

So, I installed VB without a hitch and installed XP Pro as guest. Windows update site wouldn't work and IE was hammering my cpu and locking the browser up.

Installed Firefox, managed to install SP3, IE8 and that Malicious software removal tool thingy.

After trying lots of so called solutions including installing guest additions, task manager says cpu in host and guest is at a constant 100% usage. I've given up and decided to try something else.

I knew I couldn't run VMWare cos' of a hardware requirement (hardware assisted virtualisation) that I couldn't meet. I found Windows Virtual PC and straightaway noticed it has the same requirement but they have a way around it.

All I had to do was download this update Download Update for Windows 7 (KB977206) from Official Microsoft Download Center

I'm told it requires validation so I clicked the continue button. Clicking continue on the next page is the download for GenuineCheck.exe but when you run it, it says this version of the tool is no longer supported with no link to the new version.


Or can anyone recommend some better VM software?

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A:[SOLVED] Installing Virtual Machine

What is the make and model number of your PC?

What exactly are you wanting to do? You know Windows 7 Pro can run programs in Windows XP mode right?

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When I try to play Smirnoff Ice Bejeweled on the MSN Game Zone,I tells me it can't be played without Virtual Machine. I have service pack 1 installed and have lowered internet security down to medium low. Any help on this is much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Java Virtual Machine

Installation of Sun Java Machine fixed me right up.

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Sony repaired this laptop (replaced Bluetooth module) and when I got it back I can no longer open Virtual Machine (XP mode). Error message attached.

7 Professional was installed as upgrade from Home premium and worked fine prior to repair.

How do I resolve this?

any suggestions would be appricated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6126 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467966 MB, Free - 404292 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, C603LEHL
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Cannot start Virtual Machine

bump - any help?

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ok I am supposed to download this java virtual machine thing and when I go to click download it brings me to a page that says sorry microsoft doesnt support it anymore or something to that effect....and I went to some sun website and downloaded a java desktop thing and that didnt work, I have internet explorer 6.0 and windows 98se, where do I go to download this at and how? Thanks for any help!!!

A:Solved: java virtual machine

nevermind I took out that java desktop thingy and I went to http://home.wanadoo.nl/brugje/vm/ and downloaded the microsoft visual and the updates and now its fine!!!

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I have been having some problems with my IE6 recently one is that it apparently does not have java VM installed for some reason. I know that for legal reasons Microsoft is no longer providing it but I've found it through two other sources and downloaded it, but neither one seems to work.

Anyone have any suggestions, thanks.

A:(Solved) Java Virtual Machine

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Hi All,

Could somebody explain what Virtual Machine is ? and if there is any free software out there ?

Many Thanks

Jumbo 1

A:Solved: Virtual Machine software

Wow...doing a Google search came up with so many hits, it made my spin.

Take a look at this article and it may give you a better idea of what you are looking for.

Five most popular virtual machine applications


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I am unable to run certain items that seem to be Java-based. For example, a Virtual Tour of a home on a real estate website, or a game from pogo.com.

I've tried reinstalling IE6, but it has not helped. I am running my internet connection through a the D-Link 713P router/print server into a cable modem. I've called tech support at D-Link to see if their firewall might be the problem. They say it is not.

Can anyone help?

please let me know.


[email protected]

A:[SOLVED] Java and/or Virtual Machine

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I'm looking for a list of services which do something like what Jolicloud does. What I would like to do is install an OS on a computer, and then install another bootable instance of that exact same OS in a virtual machine on someone's server, and then be able to always access that virtual machine and do everything I do on it (except, I guess, print). All my docs are in Google Docs and are backed-up with Backupify, so my data life is already 99% in the cloud. But what I would like is for that cloud VM to be like a backup computer. So does anybody offer a hosting service for a "personal virtual machine"? For licensing reasons, I've little doubt but that one could not do this with Windows. But I would be fine with Ubuntu or CentOS.

I guess one way of doing what I would like to do would be to simply put Ubuntu on an old tower and leave it both on and on the Internet at all times, and then log into it as needed over the Internet. But then you run into the problem of theft, fire, or hardware failure. So I want to pay someone to manage the security, hardware, and always-on and accessible 24/7/365 operation of the virtual machine.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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When first booting up my computer I receive a pop-up window error message that states -

Java Virtual Machine Launcher
cannot find the main class.
program will exit

Any thoughts as to how I can correct this error message would be greatly appreciated.



A:Solved: JAVA Virtual Machine Launcher

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dialog box "java virtual machine launcher" "cannot find the main class. program will exit" --oh guys, i am in texas please send to [email protected]

A:Solved: java virtual machine launcher

You might want to take your email out of the post. You're gonna get spammed by diabolical web crawling email scripts.

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Hi everyone, I am a brand new member of this site, I have a question about an idea I had regarding virtual machines.

I have a large selection of the free antivirus/spyware programs that are out there, which I would like to periodically run, as most people will know some will pick up what others do not.

I have one problem with this - these programs are so intrusive and resource hungry, and many refuse to co-operate with each other. For example AVG free will not put up with jsut being used as an antivirus, it wants to protect your computer real-time and these extra processes cannot be entirely disabled without uninstalling. I already have a satisfactory real-time protection set-up.

I thought that if I could run them all on a virtual machine that accesses my local HDD I would bypass this issue -- but is it possible??!
I have windows virtual machine, with XP mode, a normal XP image and Server 2003.

Any help will be much appreciated!!


A:Solved: Virtual Machine antivirus queries..

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I am currently running Windows XP Professional SP2 with all subsequent patches and fixes. Connection to the Internet is via an ADSL modem connected to a 4-port wireless router which serves three laptops and one desktop machine. The Router is secured in that a) DHCP is disabled - all IP addresses are allocated manually, b) Access is restricted to machines whos NIC addresses match an entry in the ACL on the Router and c) 128-bit AES Encryption is enabled. This setup works fine for XP.

Onto this machine I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 using which I have created a virtual machine onto which I have installed Vista Ultimate which is working fine.

My question is how do I configure the two machines so that the Guest system (Vista) is able to access the Internet without affecting the ability of the Host machine (XP) to access the Internet in its own right? As all the ports on the Router are in use I assume that I will have to, in some way, tell Vista to use the XP connection (using NAT?)

I am not a networking expert by any means, so can anyone tell me, in simple language, how I should set up the configuration?


A:Solved: Connecting Virtual Machine to Internet

It's in the VPC configuration, you can either share the NIC or use the NAT option. I share the NIC with my VPC sessions, and I have no problem with the virtual sessions getting to the Internet, or sharing files with other machines on the network.

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I just installed windows 8.1 pro on an MSI z97 pc mate motherboard with I5 3.3 ghz processor, 16 gb ddr3 1600 MHz ram, with embedded realtek pcie gbe NIC. I checked and found that hardware virtualization is enabled by default in the BIOS.

I tried to set up a virtual switch using the latest bios and drivers from MSI. I created a virtual switch choosing the external option and the share with host OS option. I then connected to the VM. No network connectivity on VM but host still worked.

I then used autopatcher to update windows 8.1 on the vm. I removed and reinstalled the virtual switch choosing external option and share with host OS option. Same conditions occurred.
And then I installed the latest NIC driver. Same problem - media disconnected.

I tried this process with the latest driver from the realtek website which was a couple years more up to date. I had such high hopes! Same problem.

I then used msconfig to prevent all non-Microsoft services from starting and rebooted. I removed and recreated the switch and I was still hoping for success. Same exact conditions occurred.

These are the conditions that occur whenever an external switch with host os sharing enabled is installed in between all of these troubleshooting steps. It looks exactly the same every time...
The host machine can still access the network but it does so through the virtual switch. Ipconfig /all on the host reveals the following...
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 M... Read more

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I am still having ONE small issue. I got the additions installed, but it is still not allowing me to set up a shared folder between the virtual machine and the host system. It's saying "Not installed." Here, I'll give you a screenshot of the issue I'm getting.

A:Virtual PC 2007 - set up a shared folder between virtual machine and host?


Start your virtual machine & install the additions pack under "Action"

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I have W-7 Pro..legal My own Disc, not OE.
XP mode in Virtual machine has been working fine for me till this morning.
I received a dialog box indicating an update, so I clicked.
After the update was completed the following occurs

Now when I open this program this message is received.

Asks me to try again or continue with out them.
Try again, just keeps doing the same.
Continue will open a log on box that up in the tools menu enables me to
install integration components.
Clicking this action, an hour glass show activity along with HD lights blinking.
However this has been going on now for over 2 hours..
I need this program to run a web site using Front Page 2002.
If all else fails to fix this, can I eliminate this part and reinstall..

A:Solved: Windows 7 Virtual machine XP mode integration ?

I uninstalled XP mode from the control panel.
Went to Micro-softs site and downloaded XP mode again.
A lot of side tracks, however I have it back on my windows 7 again.
I should be alright now since I only have 1 program to use on it..
Hope this helps some one.

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Hello all,

I've downloaded VirtualBox and have Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 installed on it. I'm trying to setup a domain on the server and join the Windows 7 client to it - so far I've been unsuccessful.

I was hoping someone would be able to help me troubleshoot why I'm unable to connect the Windows 7 client to the domain. I've done the following so far:
Set network settings to internal network named "intnet" (default value).
Setup DHCP on server and it is ready to service clients (assign IP addresses).
Setup DNS on server, though I have not manually created any Forward or Reverse Lookups - not sure if that's needed.
Added the name of the Windows 7 client to Active Directory Users and Computers.

I've included screenshots of the error message, as well as a screenshot showing the network configuration of the Windows 7 client. The latter is interesting because its as if the client is part of the domain - it has the first IP address within the scope of the DHCP server, the correct Subnet Mask, and the correct IP Address identifying the DHCP server. Both the server and the Windows 7 client are now unable to connect to the internet as well.

A:Solved: Virtual Machine Domain Creation and Joining

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Hi. I recently set up a virtual machine of Ubuntu on my Windows Vista PC. Just days afterwards, regular downloads stopped working with multiple browsers in the regular Windows environment. I would see the download progress and the file size shown, but then I would not see the downloaded file where I downloaded it to. I also tried running the file instead of saving it, and it could not be run. I am wondering if using the virtual machine in VMWare Player and using the copy file from VM to Windows desktop function could have messed it up, since I seemed to have the VM for a few days before things got messed up. Web pages still load in Windows just fine, but not downloads. Regular things like file copying from folder to folder still work. It could also be from malware, specifically, a rootkit and another infected file called "ebayshortcuts.exe" that Avast found. The rootkit was found in a file called dfsc.sys, which I assume stands for "distributed file system client." I deleted both files through Avast's startup scan, but files are still not downloading correctly. Thanks for your advice.

A:Solved: Did installing virtual machine disable downloads

Very unlikely VMWare would cause that. Check the security forum here and, you may have some malware.

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I recently installed VMplayer on my Win 7 machine, and I installed Win XP on the VM. So far everything seems to work fine. However, on my home network I have a Linksys NSLU2 mini network server which has a flash drive plugged in that contains my files that I access from any of my home PC's. No problem accessing it from the Win 7 machine, but when I try to setup a "new network place" on the XP system, I get an error telling me that the address is not valid. The format I'm using is:
\\Server Name\Share Name.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I appreciate any input!!

A:Solved: Home Network Access from Virtual Machine

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I am running a server in vmware workstation which is connected with NAT connection. I made port forwarding for access this virtual machine from outside the host computer. That is when type host computer ip:9000 in chrome it redirects to server web interface
which is running in vmware workstation because I redirect port 8080 in virtual machine to port 9000 in host machine.

 Now I want to get all shared folders in the virtual machine . when I typed host ip in run dialog box it gives only the host machine shared folders . when i typed host ip along with port number it shows error. 

What should I do for getting all shared folders of virtual machine in other computer in same network.

Note:Should not use bridge network connection.

Whether it is possible?.

Thank you for your help in Advance.

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I am trying to map a network drive to a remote server. The server is not on the same network as the computer I am trying to map the drive on.

I have the external IP address, the port number, and the drive letter on the server.  I have entered http:// IP Address:Port Number/drive letter.  I get an error message stating that the drive path is incorrect.

I am using the network drive mapping wizard in the Computer screen.

The remote server is part of a local network with 3 other computers running in the VMware workstation connected by NAT connection .I run this server port number 9000 of host machine  by Port forwarding method. 

I need help with the proper syntax for mapping the drive to the remote server.  I can't get my Windows 10 machine to connect to the server.  I need to get shared folder of virtual machine in another computer.

How do I map a drive to my remote server?  Please be specific as I am not that familiar with networking.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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I am using XP sp2. I installed KEAT s/w for stock trading, but it doesnt open. I get error:

unable to start application - java virtual machine cannot be loaded
Class not registered.

I checked on following link and got that java is installed and running successfully.


Could some one please tell me what could be the problem?

Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] unable to start application - java virtual machine cannot be loaded

A suggested (and succesfull?) work-around;


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I would like to install a copy of my systems OS into a virtual machine. Since this is going to be installed to the same computer, can I do this without licensing issues? (will essentially have a nested XP install)

A:Solved: licensing issue? installing second copy of XP to virtual machine on same comp

You need two separate licenses.

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What are the steps involved in sharing Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server resources over a network?

A:Solved: Server 2000 and Server 2003 Homework Help

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I've got a few machines on Virtual PC, copies of one base installed template, all running XP Pro.

I moved one of these virtual machines to another box, and now that virtual machine cannot talk to any other virtual machine on the original box, or the original host itself.

Any ideas why this is?

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Can someone explain the difference between these 3 programs?

A:Remote desktop, Virtual Machine and Virtual Box

Hi Jason6161 Two of these words are closely related, while the other one isn't.Remote Desktop is often a reference to the "RDP" acronym, which means "Remote Desktop Protocol", a protocol used by Microsoft Windows systems to remotely connect to another Windows system (or even other OS now). There's a nice little article on Microsoft website about, I suggest you to give it a read. If there's something you don't understand in it, let me know and I'll explain it to you.Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop ConnectionA Virtual Machine is like the state name, a machine that doesn't exist physically, it only exists virtually inside a system. It's the emulation of a system inside another system. So you could for example have Windows 8.1 installed on your computer, but using a program, create a virtual machine running Windows XP in it. To put it simply, it's running an independant system (guest) inside a system (host). For more information, you can consult the Wikipedia article below.Virtual machineVirtualBox is a program developped and maintenant by Oracle that allows you to create virtual machines. It's what we call an "hypervisor". A program that allows you to create and manage virtual machines. For more information, you can consult their website and their Wikipedia article.VirtualBoxVirtualBox WikiSo to sum it up, you can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine (or multiple VMs), and you use the "Remote Desktop" to connect remotely to another computer and access it. ... Read more

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