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Microsoft Releases Free Vista Tools
Microsoft says low-end versions of Vista and Vista's data encryption mustn't be virtualized
Feb. 23, 2007 10:15 PM
Microsoft's Vista-optimized Virtual PC 2007 is out. Microsoft imagines people using it to run legacy Windows environments on Vista as well as use it for software development and testing.
Remember now, Microsoft says low-end versions of Vista and Vista's data encryption mustn't be virtualized. Otherwise, the company's Software Assurance licensees can run four virtual machines. The widgetry supports 64-bit Vista.
Virtual PC 2007 is one of the final versions of the six free Vista deployment tools that Microsoft released Tuesday.
The others are: Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.0, Vista Hardware Assessment 1.0, Volume Activation Management Tool and Key Management Service for Windows Server 2003, basically assessment, planning, testing and deployment.