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Supported Operating Systems for Virtual Machines

Updated: July 15, 2010

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

The types of operating systems you can install on a virtual machine depend on the virtualization software. The following table lists the operating systems that are currently supported.

noteNote
Support for Windows 2000 Server and Windows XP SP2 ended on July 13, 2010. After this date, integration services for these operating systems will not be updated and support will not be available for any issues arising from using these operating systems in virtual machines. For more information about the end of support, see Support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Ends on July 13, 2010 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=196755).

Supported Operating Systems by Virtualization Software

 

Operating System Hyper-V Virtual Server VMware

Windows XP Professional

X

X

X

Windows XP (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Vista

X

X

X

Windows Vista (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition

X

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Web Server 2008

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Core Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 Small Business Server Edition (32-bit)

X

X

X

Windows 7

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit)

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-bit)

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-bit)

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

X

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0

X

X

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 (32-bit)

X

X

X

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 (64-bit)

X

X

Red Hat Linux 9.0

X

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (32-bit)

X

X

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (64-bit)

X

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (32-bit)

X

X

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (64-bit)

X

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32-bit)

X

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (64-bit)

X

Open Enterprise Server

X

Sun Solaris 10 (32-bit)

X

Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit)

X

OS/2 4.5

X

Ubuntu Linux (32- and 64-bit)

X

Other Linux (32-bit)

X

X

X

Other Linux (64-bit)

X

X

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