Virtualization

No Sound or Audio in VMWare Fusion Windows 7/XP Machine?

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I’ve been messing around with Windows 7 in a virtual machine for quite a while now and I recently installed a new copy, but ran into one problem. For some reason, there was no sound output from my Windows 7 virtual machine. The other one worked fine, so it was really strange. If you’re not […]

VMWare Fusion BIOS Setup Loads Too Fast?

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I have Windows 7 installed on my Mac using VMWare Fusion and today I needed to get into the BIOS in order to change the boot order for my VM. I went ahead and restarted the VM thinking it should be pretty straightforward getting into the BIOS. Not really. I ran into a few issues. […]

Change the Host Key in VirtualBox

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If you want to use any of the shortcut keystrokes in VirtualBox, you must use the Host key in combination with another key. By default, the Host key is the Right Ctrl key on the keyboard. There may be some keyboards, like laptop keyboards, that do not have a Right Ctrl key. If you are […]

Hide the Menu Bar and Status Bar in VirtualBox

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When you run a virtual machine in VirtualBox, there is always a frame around the virtual machine’s desktop with a menu bar at the top and a status bar at the bottom. The menu bar and status bar prevent you from running at the maximum resolution (unless you use seamless mode). If you are using […]

Share Folders between Host and Guest OS in VirtualBox

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VirtualBox is a great free virtualization software from Oracle. I’ve previously written many articles on VirtualBox, including how to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox and how to run VirtualBox from a USB drive. If you’ve had any experience with virtualization software, you’ve probably also heard of VMWare and Hyper-V. I’ve previously used Hyper-V from Microsoft for […]

How to Convert a Physical Server to a Citrix Xen Virtual Server (P2V)

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Update Oct 2017: Citrix no longer provides the XenConvert tool as a download and doesn’t support it anymore. Your only options now to convert a physical machine to XenServer is to first get it into VHD format (using a tool like Disk2VHD) and then import it in. If you are wanting to convert a VMware […]

VMware Server Web Access Default Username and Password

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Yesterday I setup a testing network using VMware server. I started by installing VMware server and as I realized that VMware uses the credentials from your Windows machine to login to the console. However, if you are using any other account other than the built-in Administrator account, you will likely have problems logging in to […]