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You can use Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 to install multiple server operating systems on a single computer by using virtual machines. Virtual Server 2005 is built with multithreaded services that are optimized for the Intel Architecture 32-bit (IA-32) hardware architecture.
This article lists the operating systems that Virtual Server 2005 can run on.
Note Microsoft provides support for running Virtual Server 2005 R2 on a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows XP-based computer in a non-production development or test environment.
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 can run on computers that have the following operating systems installed:
For more information about Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/news/default.mspxFor more information about the system requirements for Virtual Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc949734.aspxMicrosoft Virtual PC for Windows 2004 is a similar product for migrating and consolidating desktop programs. For additional information about Virtual PC for Windows, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspxFor more information about running Virtual Server in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web site: