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    I am preparing for the 70-291 and was wondering what you have found to be the best practice lab environment to setup.

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    I used VMWARE with 4 servers and 2 clients.

    Sever01: Sever with RRAS installed and used NAT
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    Sever03: DC and DNS and WSUS
    Server04: Child DC with DNS
    Client01: Workstation
    Client02: Workstation on child domain

    This was overkill, but I was bored and just kept adding to it.
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    vmware player or workstation?

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    vmware player or workstation?

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    workstation 7. I got it for about $100. (writing on phone because power is out)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    workstation 7. I got it for about $100. (writing on phone because power is out)
    cool, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    workstation 7. I got it for about $100. (writing on phone because power is out)
    To add some more detail to this. At the time (and possibly still) VMware had a 50% off for students. So I paid something like $113 with tax. Not a bad deal.
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    Hi all, what kind of specs should I have on setup on a computer to run VMWare Workstation? I currently have a Shuttle XPC running on a quadcore proc and 4GB of memory and Windows 7 Pro. Can i use this computer to run a virutal lab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juansifu View Post
    Hi all, what kind of specs should I have on setup on a computer to run VMWare Workstation? I currently have a Shuttle XPC running on a quadcore proc and 4GB of memory and Windows 7 Pro. Can i use this computer to run a virutal lab?

    thanks for the advise.
    That should work. Pretty much any computer will be able to get a couple VM's running.
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    Great!!! Thanks for the reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoeneous View Post
    Virtualbox is your friend.
    +1 for VBox. It is capable of running multiple VM's at once for free, you can set up several networking scenarios for that same price (provided you can grok your way through vbox's networking terminology)...
    On the other hand though, I have never used VMWare Workstation only the Player, but those that use it may have a strong reason for choosing the Workstation that I am not aware of...
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