Virtual PC 2004 or Virtual Server 2005

With the acquistion of Connectix, Microsoft entered into the world of virtualization. Forget about the virtual world of MATRIX 😀 I’ll talk on the virtual world of IT Systems.

They released the product with the name of MS Virtual PC 2004. Later they also launched Virtual Server 2005. So what is the difference between these two?

Virtual PC 2004 allows you to run multiple OS simaltaneously on desktops. Where as Virtual Server 2005 was designed to run many OS on servers. There is a document from Microsoft which compares the features of the two products.

Virtual PC vs. Virtual Server: Comparing Features and Uses

You can also check this Techrepublic article

Product Sites
MS Virtual PC 2004
MS Virtual Server 2005


Do check the FAQ’s pages of the two products. Also view these webcasts to learn more.


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