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Subject: Re: WINDOWS 2008 32 bit Server Date: Thu Jan 31 2019 07:12 pm
From: MICHAEL PURDY To: All

Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 03:49:24 -0400
From: MICHAEL PURDY
To: GREG YOUNGBLOOD
Subject: Re: WINDOWS 2008 32 bit Server
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Greg

I do a lot of commercial work with Virtualbox so if you have any issues
then yell out.

Some key points are:

1. Run GUI Virtual Hosts as Headless to minimize memory and processor overhead

2. Use Remote Desktop to access the Headless VM's

3. If you install XP or 2000 in a VM make sure its just the OS + Service
Packs and the required Wildcat! files don't clutter it up with other apps.

4. Whilst you can use VBoxManage to expand Virtual Disks its always better
with Windows O/S to have a larger partition from the beginning say 60GB+
rather than the default 10 to 20GB

5. I am running Windows XP with Wins in a VM on my Fedora Linux Box to if
you wanted to go the Linux route that will also work in terms of the
underlying comms.

Mike


On 10/27/2012 2:39 PM, GREG YOUNGBLOOD wrote to MICHAEL PURDY:

-> On 10/27/2012 7:08 AM, MICHAEL PURDY wrote to GREG YOUNGBLOOD:

-> -> Greg

-> -> Lets say you are a hobbyist sysop with

-> ->  1. A single computer
-> ->  2. One Static IP
-> ->  3. A 64-bit non DOS Friendly Host OS
-> ->  4. Access to an older OS such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP
-> ->  
-> -> Step 1

-> -> On the 64 Bit Host computer you would install Virtualbox

-> ->   https://www.virtualbox.org/

-> -> Step 2

-> -> Within Virtualbox you Would create a New VM for say Windows 2000/XP

-> -> Step 3

-> -> You would customize the VM as needed and in particular set networking 
-> to a
-> -> Bridged Network Configuration with a static private IP

-> -> Step 4

-> -> You would follow the normal Wildcat! networking instructions for 
-> setting up
-> -> a second machine running just wcOnline and the core DLL's
-> -> Refer to Hectors Knowledge base article on wildcat networking.

-> -> Step 5

-> -> Once your Host OS PC and VM PC Wildcat installs are talking to each 
-> other
-> -> you would then setup the DOS Doors on the VM DOS Friendly machine.

-> -> Step 6

-> -> In DNS you would add a new A or CNAME record for the VM Machine say

-> ->    doors.mydomain.com
-> ->    
-> -> Step 7

-> -> On your modem/router you would redirect all Telnet traffic to the VM 
-> Machine

-> -> Step 8

-> -> When everything tests OK you would switch the VM OS to Headless Mode 
-> rather
-> -> than GUI Mode so that it becomes a simple task rather than a desktop
-> -> application

-> -> Summary

-> -> So you would end up with all your DOS doors running on the VM not the 
-> 64bit
-> -> Host Machine.  The only downside for a single IP Address would be 
-> users not
-> -> being able to Telnet into the Host PC just the VM Machine.  Naturally 
-> if
-> -> you have multiple public IP'S then there is no downside.

-> -> DOS

-> -> I am aware of one sysop running DOS in a VM Under Virtualbox with a 
-> very
-> -> old version of Wildcat! for local and dial-up access only.  For IP 
-> layer
-> -> access and to stay up to date with Wins a GUI TCP ready OS is a better 
-> way
-> -> to go.

-> -> I hope this helps

-> -> Mike


-> Hello Mike

-> Thanks for the info, I'll be working on it tomorrow and see what I come 
-> up with in the next week or two.

-> Thank you for your time and info, laughing I maybe ask something again or  do
-> a lot of internet reading.

-> Greg
->  
 
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