Virtual Desktops in Windows 2003 Server

by benl

One thing i’ve grown rather fond of in Ubuntu (and Linux in general of course) is having separate desktop instances running and the ability to switch between them (especially with the snazzy effects provided by XGL!). Unfortunately this isn’t built into Windows, but it is actually freely available as a powertoy from Microsoft, however, this doesn’t support Server 2003.

After a bit of digging around I found a version which supports 2003 server. It looks as though the original source is down so i’ve uploaded it here. Also, check this for a handy guide to installing and using the desktop manager.

Take a look at what happens when you zoom out to view all desktops. Quite neat.

Virtual Desktop