Running Windows 8 Client and Server in VMWare WK and VirtualBox
Today Microsoft released version Consumer Preview of Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 8 Beta which are the public versions and the final features that Microsoft wants in the product, unlike the previous Preview versions that did not have the exact definition of the functionalities.
For Windows 8 Client is already ready a complete series on Springboard Series for Windows 8 on TechNet
For Windows Server 8 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/v8-default.aspx
I’ve read about many who couldn’t make VM in VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox, but the error generally consist of do not enable 3D which is mandatory for Windows 8.
Below is the configuration that must be enabled to the Windows 8 VM for running VirtualBox 8 WK
To do the same with VirtualBox activate the configuration of 2D, 3D and put 128 MB of memory for video:
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