VHD Test Drive - System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 on Windows Server 2008 R2

This download comes as a pre-configured Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). It enables you to evaluate System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
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    README - System Center Configuration Manager Beta2.mht

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    SCCM 2012 VHD EULA TAP (LCA Updated 2 14 2011).mht

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      Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager 2012, which is the beta 2 version of Configuration Manager 2012.

      For more information on System Center Configuration Manager 2012, please visit the product homepage and the Configuration Manager Techcenter.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

      Hyper-V is required to run this virtual machine. In addition to Hyper-V, you will need a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled, as well as data execution prevention (DEP).

      Hyper-V can be run from one of the following environments:
      - Windows Server 2008 SP2
      - Windows Server 2008 R2
      - Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

      Prerequisites, installation steps, OS recommendations and known issues of Hyper-V can be found here.
  • Install Instructions

      1. Download all parts of the VM archive
      2. Run the self-extracting RAR archive.
      3. When prompted, accept the EULA. The VM will now be extracted.
      4. Import the VM into Hyper-V

      By default, this VM comes configured without a virtual NIC assigned. If you do not have a virtual NIC already defined in Hyper-V Manager, you will need to configure one. This is required in order to activate your 180 day trial period. You will have 10 days to activate.

      Also, if you want to add more memory beyond the defaulted 4GB, do so before you launch the VM (Note: You can add a virtual NIC while the VM is running, but you cannot alter the memory)

      Specific details on how to add this image to the Hyper-V library can be found in the README file included in this VM package.

      If you have any questions, please contact
  • Additional Information

      Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta can also be evaluated using this VHD. FEP 2012 Beta software is available for download here. More information on FEP 2012 and its integration with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is provided on the technet documentation site.
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