Friday, June 27, 2008

Vitual PC 2007

Well, it has been a while since I have blogged due to the project I am working on at work. The project MOSS 2007 from dev, test, and prod.

Before dev there is a place called pre-dev, where developers like myself need a place to develop, so this past March I attended the SharePoint 2007 conference where I met some great resources and obtained a VHD of MOSS 2007 and learned that most developer's develop in this fashion by downloading and installing the software from the MSDN Subscription, and routing code to a source control server.

Well I installed and could not get it to run, due to my lack of knowledge of Virtual PC 2007. I have a laptop with 1 gig of RAM and a external HD with 500 gig so I installed the VHD and fired up the Virtual PC, but I kept getting an error. Not enough memory on the host machine.

I thought to myself, "That is strange 1 gig should be enough memory to get my image up and running." Well it turns out I had to much memory allocated to the VM, so I set it back to 512mb and bam... The VM started to run, but it is also running dog slow, so in closing have 2 gig of RAM so you can allocate 1 gig to the VM.

Hope this helps out my fellow developers.

OUT... Moojjoo