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  • Download Virtual machines!

    I found out that you can download virtual machines from Microsoft that can be added to Virtual Server/PC.

    Currently, you can download fully functioning (already installed) version of:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2
      Exchange Server 2007
      SQL Server 2005


    This is much better than MS Virtual Labs because these machines can be real working servers on your own network (not just remote machines that you can use).

    For more information, checkout the Microsoft Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk website.

    I tried out the Exchange 2007 and in less time than it would take me to install Windows server, I had a fully functioning Exchange Server 2007 to play around with all I wanted.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks,
    David
    David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
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    Re: Download Virtual machines!

    thats very clever of Microsoft, as installing demos, was more painful then it was worth. Its one reason i never ever installed a demo/beta. I got the action pack instead, but this makes it much easier.
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    • #3
      Re: Download Virtual machines!

      David, you missed ISA Server 2006 VHD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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      • #4
        Re: Download Virtual machines!

        You missed my post about it:

        Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk Test Drive Program:
        http://www.petri.com/vhd_test_drive_program.htm
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: Download Virtual machines!

          Hi Daniel,

          That is a great article, I'm sorry, I should have mentioned it. Let me try to make up for it by mentioning it now-

          Please checkout Daniel's article on downloading VHD's from Microsoft at:
          http://www.petri.com/vhd_test_drive_program.htm


          (better late than never)

          Great article, Thanks Daniel!

          David
          David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
          Train Signal - The Global Leader in IT Video Training
          TrainSignalTraining.com - Free IT Training Products
          Personal Websites: HappyRouter.com & VMwareVideos.com

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          • #6
            Re: Download Virtual machines!



            Thanks.
            Cheers,

            Daniel Petri
            Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
            MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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