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Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Update [Release Alert]

Windows Server 2008 Icon :: groovyPost.comOn Thursday (May 15th, 2008) I was pleasantly surprised to find that Microsoft released a new for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 which adds support for Windows Server 2008,  Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 Virtual Machines.  Microsoft also released for the same reason.  Being that I don’t use VPC 2007, I won’t be downloading it. Therefore, I probably won’t be talking about it any further.  Now, back to the update for Microsoft Virtual Server.

 

Once you download the update from your MVS 2005 Host will be upgraded to Version 1.1.629.0:

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 r2 sp1 supports Windows Server 2008 :: groovyPost.com

The update also updates your Virtual Machine Additions to Version 13.820 so be prepared to begin getting warnings about all your VMs once you upgrade your HOST.

Looking at the VM Additions, it seems like they updated the seven core files/drivers.  PER the KB article, the main changes are probably to just add support for Server 2008 and the latest Service Packs for Vista and XP:

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 r2 sp1 supports Windows Server 2008 :: groovyPost.com

So far, I’ve had no issues.  I’ve updated about 6 or 7 Guest VMs.  I’ve even built a new Windows Server 2008 Enterprise box, and it’s up and running without issues on my old Virtual Server 2005 Host.

Yes, yes I know…many of you are wondering “Why does MrGroove care about MVS 2005 when he already has a few Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Boxes?”   BECAUSE, half my VM Hosts that have SICK amounts of memory are running with CPUs that don’t support VT technology.  This support is a requirement for Server 2008 Hyper-V.  So, with that in mind, I’ll be running MS Virtual Server 2005 until those boxes die or get replaced.

 

KB948515 Details describing ALL the added Guest OS Support:

This update for Microsoft Virtual Server R2 SP1 includes support for the following additional Host and Guest Operating Systems:
Additional Guest Operating System support:
Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Server® 2008 Core
Windows Server® 2008 Standard
Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter
Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server® 2008 Small Business Server
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3
Additional Host Operating System support:
Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) (non-production use only)
Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) (non-production use only)
Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1)(non-production use only)
Windows Server® 2008 Core
Windows Server® 2008 Standard
Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter
Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server® 2008 Small Business Server
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 (non-production use only)

 

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3 Responses to Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Update [Release Alert]

  1. Jeff June 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    I don’t see Server 2003 x64 listed in the list of newly supported OS’. Do know if they have any plans to add x64 support to VS 2005 R2? Excellent site.

  2. MrGroove June 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi Jeff (Welcome to the site!)

    If you install MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 Sp1 w/all the updates on a x64 HOST, you should have no problem installing x64 guest systems. Just make sure you have all the latest updates and you install the x64 version of the Virtual Server App.

  3. M.Gamal June 16, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    i’v windows server 2003 x64 that host microsoft virtual server 2005 R2 SP1 updated the same version you mentioned before,
    but still not support any x64 guest on it, any solution

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