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I have a laptop running Vista and just installed on it Virtual PC 2007 that has a virtual machine (windows 7 OS). Is there a way to treat this virtual machine as a server on the same machine? I would like to be able to remote desktop to it from the host (same laptop the VM is on).

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I'm pretty sure you have to run the networking as "Bridged." For example, in Parallels, you'd do this:

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That would allow the VM to have it's own IP. You should be able to access it via SSH using that IP address. This is untested, but it should work.

Hope that helps.

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You should be able to do this either bridged or shared networking. Just have to figure out what the VM's IP address is and make sure to enable Remote Desktop. –  emgee Mar 27 '11 at 1:37

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