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Running LinkManager 7 in a virtual machine


This article will provide information on how you are able to set up a SiteManager to run in a virtual machine. In some cases you might not want to run LinkManager on the physical machine.


LinkManager can be used inside a Virtual Machine. It has been tested with VMware virtual machines, VirtualBox,  and Hyper-V machines.

If virtualization (VT-X) is enabled in the BIOS and you are running Windows 7 (32bit/64bit), you can use the LinkManager Application inside the Virtual PC guest OS, just like you can run LinkManager inside a VMware Player guest OS.

Note: LinkManager can only run inside a VMware guest OS with the Windows 7 OS and VT-x is enabled in the BIOS.

You might be able to run a VMware guest OS and have the LinkManager running on the host PC while VT-x is enabled. We have not seen a BSOD but it might happen.

BSOD on Windows 7 with Virtual PC
If Virtualization (VT-x) is enabled in the BIOS, a BSOD can occur if you are running Virtual PC guest systems while you start the LinkManager on the Host system (LinkManager includes a component that uses VBox).

Disabling the VT-x in the BIOS may solve the problem.

Windows 2008 or a HyperV server:
Windows 2008 will behave like Windows 7.
> Windows 7 (32bit/64bit), VT-x enabled in BIOS
> Virtual PC guest is running and you start LinkManager on the Host OS.

What is working  with Virtual PC (no BSOD)
> Windows 7(32bit/64bit), VT-x DISABLED in BIOS
> Virtual PC is running any Guest PC and you can with out problems start LinkManager in the Host PC.

What is working with Virtual PC(no BSOD)
> Windows 7(32bit/64bit), VT-x ENABLED in BIOS
> LinkManager is running inside the Virtual PC Guest PC.

Creation date: 04/12/2019 16:38 (skr@secomea.com)      Updated: 04/12/2019 16:38 ()