Network Administrator Knowledgebase

Jan 9 2008   7:50PM GMT

Virtual PC needs to be run as Administrator ?



Posted by: Michael Khanin
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Microsoft Windows
Virtualization

Virtual PC is able to run when you are using a non-administrative user account and most part will work. However – a couple of things that will not work correctly unless Virtual PC is run under an Administrative account:

  • Using ping (or other ICMP based tools) over shared networking.
  • Using or converting linked virtual hard disks.
  • Accessing copy protected CDs.
  • Configuring the Virtual PC security options.

Under Windows Vista Virtual PC will be running as a non-administrative process even if you are using an administrative account. To work under Vista you need to right click on the Virtual PC icon in the start menu and select ‘Run as administrator’.

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