It’s been a long time since i was able to blog. It has been many other things that I have to prioritize I.R.L. So lets begin!
Today I did a little experiment in Windows 7. I tested the Virtual PC that also enables the Windows XP Mode. But this time I challenge Virtual PC a little more. I tried Windows 2003 Server in the Virtual environment and running a NAT server between two NIC’s. A DHCP-Server and a DNS-Server was added. And to my surprise it did work well! OK! May not be ideal for big company’s. But for a better inbuilt Router on a PC in a home environment it should suit it’s purpose well. And much better than Windows 7’s ICS-Server. I guess that at this time there are more than just me that have been irritated on Windows 7’s ICS-Server, that constantly interrupt the Internet connection on client side. In my case I had to restart the ICS service to get it to work again… At the time of writing, Microsoft has not put out any patch that resolves the problem. So in my case I’m very happy that Virtual PC and a configured Windows 2003 server works. Well hope you also can resolve your issue. Maybe, like I did. 🙂
The hardware specs: Athlon X2 2.3 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 160GB HD.
Software: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows 2003 Server Standard 32-Bit,