Appendix C Creating a Virtual Machine

This appendix shows how I created a virtual machine (VM) in which I then installed Windows Server 2003 R2 (and later WSS 3.0).

Initially, Hour 2, “Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0,” started with an overview of how to create a virtual machine (VM). I noticed how most books just assume that everyone knows how to do this, but I decided to be more thorough and provide the guidance for doing so.

Unfortunately, being more thorough meant that Hour 2 became far too long, so I moved the creation of a VM to this appendix. It still remains the installation of a Parallels VM because that was the VM system I used for the VMs in the book. However, even if you are not using a Parallels VM system, reading these ...

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