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Setup Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on Windows 7 Prof

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1. Disable the application compatibility fixes. You first need to disable all the application compatibility fixes that would stop you from installing Virtual Server. In Windows 7, bring up the local Group Policy editor and Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsApplication Compatibility and enable all of the “Turn off” entries.

2. Then go to the Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemTroubleshooting and DiagnosticsApplication Compatibility Diagnostics folder and disable all of the entries there.

3. Reboot to ensure the settings take effect. You could, I suppose, just do a gpupdate /force, but I prefer to reboot.

4. Install Virtual Server. Download the binaries from Microsoft .com and install it.


And big surprise – I noticed the error icon at the bottom left of the IE8 window and an error message: “Error on page”:

Solution:  for IE8 turn on Compatibility View!


Written by Alex Anikin

April 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Virtualization