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    Default how much ram for each windows 2008 VM?

    With a 6GB laptop, how much ram should I allocate per server and workstation? Is 1GB enough? this is strictly for lab work out of the MCTS training kit
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 will need 1GB, a Win7 VM will also need 1GB. So assuming you have Win7 as your host OS:

    Host = 1.5GB
    2008 R2 = 1GB
    Win7 = 1GB

    So you should be able to run 3 2008R2 VM's, a Win7 client VM and still leave enough for your host OS. If you had 2008 R2 as your host OS (which I do on my desktop at home), you can squeeze another VM in because 2008R2 only uses about 400MB when idling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essendon View Post
    Windows Server 2008 R2 will need 1GB, a Win7 VM will also need 1GB. So assuming you have Win7 as your host OS:

    Host = 1.5GB
    2008 R2 = 1GB
    Win7 = 1GB

    So you should be able to run 3 2008R2 VM's, a Win7 client VM and still leave enough for your host OS. If you had 2008 R2 as your host OS (which I do on my desktop at home), you can squeeze another VM in because 2008R2 only uses about 400MB when idling.
    Awesome. Thanks man!
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