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Virtual PC and Virtual Server hotfixes and updates

Many of you use Virtual PC and Virtual Server, but not many people are aware of some new hotfixes and security updates released in 2009. Before getting to those, the latest versions of those two products are Virtual PC 2007 Service Pack 1 and Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1. You first need to be at that level. Here is a hotfix rollup for Virtual PC 2007 SP1:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958162 released February 20, 2009

This is a security update for Virtual PC 2004, Virtual PC 2007, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969856

If you are running Windows 7 on a machine that doesn't support hardware assisted virtualization, you'll need to use Virtual PC 2007 SP1. It works just fine. You don't have to run Windows 7 Virtual PC. Of course, if you can run the Windows 7 version, you should. Microsoft has a utility to let you know if your machine supports hardware assisted virtualization: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0EE2A17F-8538-4619-8D1C-05D27E11ADB2&displaylang=en

 

 

 

Published Sunday, November 29, 2009 1:31 PM by John Paul Cook

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About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is a Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft's data platform and works out of Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. He volunteers as a nurse at safety net clinics. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. Opinions expressed in John's blog are strictly his own and do not represent Microsoft in any way.

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