Thursday, January 20, 2011

VirtualBox for FIM Development Environments

I prefer to run Win7 on my laptop, and also like to run VMs there too.  Unfortunately this is a pain because there is no desktop virtualization support for x64 guests (at least not that I know of).  This drove me to VMWare, then to VirtualBox.

VirtualBox works like a charm with one exception.  Any time I try to use the guest additions, all hell breaks loose.  It brings the host (my laptop) to its knees until I can manage to stop the offending VM.

Disabling the guest additions solves this issue, which I'm fine with since I'd rather use RDP to access the VMs anyhow.

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