I'd like to run a windows server 2008 in Virtual PC on my windows 7 machine. It seems like I can either turn on the vm with its screen on, or turn it off/hibernate. Is it possible to make it run at the background?
With Virtual PC, there is no built-in way of doing this. This is what Microsoft designed Virtual Server for. VMWare can run virtual machines in the background if an alternative is a possibility for you. See The How-To Geek's Guide on how to run them in the background on VMWare. For a free solution, VirtualBox can run VMs in the background as well with the