Ever wish Windows XP Mode actually redelivered your old configured Windows XP environment, with all of your old potentially incompatible applications, Internet Explorer 6 and the IE add-ins you've been using for the last 3-5 years?
Sysinternals Disk2VHD can snapshot a running copy of Windows to itself while it is running, and we can script everything necessary and integrate with an automated deployment task sequence. The result is that applications from the old OS are published to the start menu of the new OS, making them easy to find. The old OS still has its antivirus running, is still joined to the domain, ccmexec would still be there if it was before, and group policies are still managing the VM guests. All of this is even supported.
While this isn’t something for every user, and requires Software Assurance and a volume license-activated system to be compliant, it can help in situations where a single, standard virtual machine will not suffice. Let us tell you more, and show you how to build it.
For more information, check out this course on Microsoft Virtual Academy: