Starting VM as an executable with as low overhead as possible

413630 pts.
Tags:
Domain Controller
System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Virtualization
VMware
Is there a solution to create a virtual machine and start it by having an executable file, that will start the machine? If possible to start as quickly as possible. Strange situation? Not at all. Read on...
Real life scenario
Since we can't have domain controller on a non-server OS it would be nice to have domain controller in an as thin as possible machine (possibly Samba or similar because we'd like to make it startup as quickly as possible - in a matter of a few seconds) packed in a single executable. We could then configure our non-server OS to run the executable when it starts and before user logs in. This would make it possible to login into a domain.

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

I would use the following:

VM-Player installed.
Script to launch the command “”[PATH]\vmplayer.exe -X [PATH]\domain_controller.vmx”
Configure this script to run as a service {http://sourceforge.net/projects/runasservice/}

Discuss This Question: 1  Reply

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following

Share this item with your network: