Pedro Innecco has published an step-by-step guide explaining to run a Linux virtual machine under Windows Home Server simultaneously.
Here is what you need:
- Upgraded server RAM. 512MB is unrealistic if you want to do anything with Windows Home Server besides its out-of-the-box features.
- A copy of Microsoft Virtual Server. At the time of writing this post, the last version was 2005 R2 SP1. Virtual Server is free and can be downloaded from here.
- A distribution of Linux. You can use Ubuntu however Pedro opted to use openSUSE because of the benefits it has from the interoperability agreement Novell has with Microsoft (e.g.: virtual machine additions). You can get openSUSE from here, and Ubuntu from here.
- First and foremost, you must do a remote access to your HomeServer using UltraVNC or Remote Desktop and log in as administrator.
- Once on the servers desktop, install Microsoft Virtual Server. Reboot the server is necessary and remote desktop into the server again as administrator.
- On the Servers Start Menu under Microsoft Virtual Server, click on Virtual Server Administration Website.
- Under Virtual Machines on the left-side menu of the Admin Site, choose click on Create.
- You must now provide the initial settings of your virtual machine. Here are some of my recommended settings for a simple Unix Server[…]