Q. What's new in Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1? A. Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, which you can download at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/, contains the following new functionality:

  • 32 physical processor support for the Enterprise edition
  • Native 64-bit Windows host support (not guest however)
  • Virtual Server host clustering
  • iSCSI support
  • Enhanced PXE boot
  • Hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT & AMD-V)
  • VHD Mount command-line tools and API
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) support
  • Default size for dynamically expanding disks increased from 16GB to 127GB
  • More than 64 virtual machines (VMs) on 64-bit hosts
  • Service publication using Active Directory Service Connection Points. This allows all instances of the Virtual Server service to be located within the forest