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running my own apps on WHS? RRS feed

  • Question

  •   I have a few applications that I need to run all the time.  Can I run them on WHS?
      Also, can I run a Virtual PC VM on WHS?
      -- if either is YES, it will allow me to save energy and power off one of my desktops.

    Thanks
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    technically both would be possible, as long as you don't have write something directly to disk locations belonging to the WHS storage pool and the applications not badly interact with Windows Home Server components. So I would recommend to use a disk outside of the storage pool for storing application data, virtual disks and such stuff.

    But you also should be aware, that the WHS usage as desktop replacement or as host for a virtual machine is not part of the server functionality, is not supported and may violate the EULA. Also each update of Windows, WHS components or applications may break something, which did work initially.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Chris1024 Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:06 AM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:58 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,
    technically both would be possible, as long as you don't have write something directly to disk locations belonging to the WHS storage pool and the applications not badly interact with Windows Home Server components. So I would recommend to use a disk outside of the storage pool for storing application data, virtual disks and such stuff.

    But you also should be aware, that the WHS usage as desktop replacement or as host for a virtual machine is not part of the server functionality, is not supported and may violate the EULA. Also each update of Windows, WHS components or applications may break something, which did work initially.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Chris1024 Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:06 AM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:58 PM
    Moderator
  • Olaf,
      I've been thinking of getting a WHS machine for backup -- looks like that time has come.  It sounds like it does just what I need.

       Thanks. -- Chris
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:19 AM