Originally Posted by alienware08
oobnuker, I was thinking of doing this too, but I need to have the networking environment working... Studying for an MCSE....
VMWare has three options for networking:
Bridged: where it gets an IP from your production network and appears as if it is ON the production network.
NAT: Where VMWARE runs a virtual DHCP server on a private, virtual network. Your virtual machines will have access to the production network, but be invisible from outside, as if they were behind a firewall.
Virtual ONLY: The virtual machines exist ONLY in a virtual environment.
These settings can be changed at anytime, so you can mess around and fiddle with things as needed.
I have run a Microsoft SMS Server on 2000 Server, as well as an XP Client PC simultaneously, in a virtual environment on my work PC (2.4GHz 1GB RAM 120GB Dell GX270).
The short answer is: you CAN do what you described.