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    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images for Hyper-V (180 Days)

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      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).exeRecommendedClick here2.0 GB
      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part01.exeRecommended
      Click here500.0 MB
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      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part02.rarRecommended
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      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part03.rarRecommended
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      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part04.rarRecommended
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      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part05.rarRecommended
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      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Server Core).exeRecommended
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        • Using the Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD with Hyper-V
          1. On your computer, install Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V. Detailed instructions on how to install the latest version of Microsoft Hyper-V can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/virtualization/install.mspx
          2. Download the files required. There are 2 different images (Windows Server 200 R2 Enterprise Full Installation and Windows Server R2 Enterprise Server Core Installation), and 2 ways to download them based on your current internet connection – see IMAGE SELECTION section below for further information.
          3. When you have installed Hyper-V and extracted the VHD files, copy the VHD file to a pre-selected location (recommended default location C:\Users\Public\Documents\Microsoft Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks)
          4. Open Hyper-V Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.
          5. From the Action pane, click New, and then click Virtual Machine.
          6. From the New Virtual Machine Wizard, click Next.
          7. On the Specify Name and Location page, specify what you want to name the virtual machine and where you want to store it. (you can keep this as default location for ease).
          8. On the Memory page, specify enough memory to run the guest operating system you want to use on the virtual machine (Recommendation at least 2Gb).
          9. On the Networking page, connect the network adapter to an existing virtual network if you want to establish network connectivity at this point.

          10. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, select “Use and existing virtual hard disk”, and browse to the location you copied the VHD file to in step 3 above.
          11. Select finish (you can also start the VHD at this time, however we recommend you create a snapshot before you start the VHD for the first time).
          12. To logon to the machine, use the following credentials:
            • Username: administrator, password: Pass@word1 (Administrator account)

          IMAGE SELECTION

          To make is easier to download the VHD images, we have created 2 different ways to download the files. You have the choice of downloading the entire compressed files as one image, or as a multi-part archive (All images are self-extracting archives). Below is the session legend (you can also download these files by right-clicking on them and saving them to your system).

          Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition)

          Single Image
          1. Windows Server 2008 R2 RC Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition)
          Multi-part Image
          1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part01.exe
          2. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part02.rar
          3. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part03.rar
          4. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part04.rar
          5. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Full Edition).part05.rar

          Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Server Core)

          Single Image Only
          1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation (Server Core).exe

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