Vmware settings for SBS 2008

On May 28, 2008, in sbs 2008, by

On VMware Workstation I used Win 2k8 64bit Expermental template as is.

I pointed the cdrom to the location of the ISA rather than using a burned in cdrom (it loads faster that way)

I gave it a 60 gig harddrive

4 gigs of ram (this box has 6 gigs total, and another 1 gig is for a Virtual Vista)

Bridged NIC

Two processors and everything else plain vanilla


HyperV can be used and you have to use legacy nic.  I’ll see if I can steal a post from Charlie Russel on the HyperV how to.

But that’s the basic vmware workstation setup that I did to run SBS 2008 on a virtual setup.


4 Responses to Vmware settings for SBS 2008

  1. webdesign says:

    Wow nice VM set up ! how does the SBS2008 server perform ? just curious !

  2. Clas says:

    About installing SBS2008 on Hyper-V.

    I installed the Integraion Components when the sbs installation stopped because a “no nic warning”

    Rebooted and then the installation work fine.
    So no need to use a legacy nic.

  3. Ben says:

    Hi, I am doing the same on a vista host, i have a error it tells me the nic isnt installed and cant continue? any ideas i have it set to bridged

  4. al says:

    I just tried setting up SBS 08 on VMware workstation but since it’s a 64 bit it will not work on any of my servers. Is there a workaround to this?