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Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP on XenServer local machine itself

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP on XenServer local machine itself
From: Rob MacGregor <rob.macgregor@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 18:50:41 +0100
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On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 18:33, Sanjay Arora<sanjay.k.arora@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is it possible to run a virtual winXP machine on a xenserver and
> access that machine through the local keyboard, mouse & graphics card,
> instead of accessing it remotely using rdp or ics?


> Also, someone on another list suggested that if I am thinking of
> running windows as a guest, I should think of using vmware or
> virtualbox. Does xen have any handicap/problem running xp compared to
> these systems?

It's different - VMWare and VirtualBox are designed to allow you local
interactive access, like you describe above, but require that your
host has a GUI installed.  XEN does not require that you have a GUI on
the host.

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Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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