Windows home server 2011 on external HDD?

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August 4, 2011 at 10:52:35
Specs: Windows Vista
I am thinking about getting Windows Home Server 2011 to keep secure backups and help organize a lot of stuff at home. I don't really have a spare computer that I could dedicate to it, except a main computer running windows vista (which wouldn't have enough juice to run that AND Windows Server on a virtual OS at the same time), so i had a crazy idea. Is there a way one could run a virtual computer on an external hard drive, and have Windows Home Server installed and running on there?

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#1
August 4, 2011 at 12:27:26
In short - no.

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#2
August 4, 2011 at 14:13:53
I don't see why not. Its not like the drive is booting. It just has to house the vm files.

Problem with this appears to be vista doesn't have enough "juice"

"which wouldn't have enough juice to run that AND Windows Server on a virtual OS at the same time"
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#3
August 4, 2011 at 14:14:11
You can run a virtual machine from any place a normal OS can access.

Even if Vista stinks this other product may be OK and may even run OK in a virtual environment. Some virtual machines are a very small footprint OS that boots up then lets you choose the OS you want to boot next.


The whole deal you are thinking about is way more than anyone would need for a backup and storage. Vista can backup your system now. Just type in backup in the blank spot above the start button.

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#4
August 4, 2011 at 14:19:24
I believe the command is sdclt not backup in vista

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#5
August 4, 2011 at 22:51:51
LOL yea i just realized like 30 seconds after i posted this "if my computer is too slow to run this on a virtual drive, how on earth would i do it from an external? Its still using computing power from the main pc" DUH

My inventory right now is a Windows vista desktop with 2 500gb hard drives, a laptop with windows vista, and another laptop with windows 7. Since ive read you can't have Windows Home Server on a laptop, i was thinking the Vista machine, but on a virtual drive, or on an external, that way i can still use the vista machine as a normal workstation. Would my vista machine (SP2, 32-bit, 3 gigs RAM, INtel Core 2 Quad 2.40GHZ) be able to support having Windows Home Server on a virtual machine AND being used as a normal workstation?


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#6
August 5, 2011 at 12:10:43
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought Home Server was only a OEM product. Which means you have to buy the OEM package which includes the server hardware as well as Home Server.

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August 5, 2011 at 13:11:11
backup in the blank space would have opened suggestions to then select the backup choice.

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