Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate with Windows Virtual PC. How to install integration parts after installing of Windows Vista (32-bit)?
miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012 12:30
I want to use the Windows Mail version of Windows Vista instead of the Windows Live Mail version of Windows 7.
I upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate and installed Windows Virtual PC (toegther with the XP mode).
Outlook Express however has known (search) problems with big mailfolders, therefore I want to make use of the Vista batch/offline version of Windows Mail.
However, after installing my Windows Vista version (32-bit, but it works!) under Windows Virtual PC, I get the message (in Dutch, as my Windows versions are Dutch versions; I wil translate the message now from Dutch into English) that the "integration parts" ("integratieonderdelen") do not function yet. I need to adapt "external admittance" ("externe toegang") and "group policy" ("groepsbeleid"). However I cannot find the place. Is this in Windows Vista or do I need to adapt it in Windows 7? And where and how do I adapt it, and how do I enable Windows Vista (inclusing the wanted Windows Mail) to work under my Windows 7 Ultimate system?
I hope the problem has been described clearly: Windows Vista has been installed already and does start "correctly" under Windows Virtual PC, only the important integration does not function yet (therefore Windows Vista can not make use of the internet modem, nor the printer and other needed hardware/software).
Who is willing and can help me? If possible, reactions straight to prg123456 at gmail dot com.
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miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012 13:44Your issues are in the virtual machine, not the host. While I cannot understand a lot of your translation, be aware that you install the integration features using the Tools menu at the top of the virtual machine window. The virtual machine must be running.
Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012 14:17
Thanks at first for your reply.
The Vista virtual machine is running and indeed on the top there is a small menu. However, the problem is that it has been made impossible to install or activate the integration features. Under the menu on the top, under the submenu "Extra", the message "Activate integrationfunctions" ("Integratiefuncties inschakelen") in the submenu "Extra" is written in grey (!), not in black, and indeed it is not possible to click on it nor to activate these integrationfunctions!
Do you have any idea how to be able to activate it? As stated in the problem description, the error message points towards "group policy" and "external admittance" (or "input from external computer" or "output to external computer": in Dutch "externe toegang")
It would be wonderful if I could het the Vista virtual system working, making use of internet etcetera...
jueves, 26 de abril de 2012 9:09Moderador
Is the computer in a domain environment? I would like to share the following post to you.
Meanwhile, please disable the following policy on virtual PC to check the result.
[Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Remote Desktop/Remote Desktop Session Host/Security/Always prompt for password upon connection]
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jueves, 26 de abril de 2012 11:06
Dear Niki Han,
Thank you for your answer and help. For your information, I am currently workig on it, and trying some (other) things as there seems to be some differences in the problems with the XP-mode resp. the problems with the Vista-mode which is the problem I am tackling now.
By the way, I very much recognize the problems with the XP-mode as described on the link which you provided: the same problems occurred to me when I installed (as the first VM) the XP-mode on my machine.
The problems with the XP-mode I could solve, a little bit comparable with how your link described the solution.
Now I am tackling the Vista-mode problem. It is slightly different. One example of a difference: when you stop in the task manager the vpc.exe, automatically the Vista mode is being stopped too. That was different according to the desription in the link with the problems of the XP-mode: there at first the vpc.exe was stopped, and thereafter one needed to stop manually the XP-mode.
For the result, it should not make any difference that stopping the vpc.exe does still need the XP-mode to be stopped manually whereas stopping the vpc.exe automatically also stops the Vista mode, but apparently there is the big difference in the result that in the Vista mode after the restart of the Vista mode the integration elements still can not be loaded/executed.
Nevertheless, thanks very much for your reply and help. If you get other ideas for the solution, please let me know!