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Virtual Server 2005: Program Customized Testing Environments Without Trashing Your Machine

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Efficient testing can require many different machine and server configurations but the effort needed to manage these test environments can take a toll. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 simplifies the provisioning and management of testing environments. This article demonstrates how the extensive Virtual Server COM API can be used to create an automated application testing environment to make your testing chores a whole lot easier.

Ben Waldron

MSDN Magazine August 2004

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