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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x64 (Core Install) VHD

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    English
    This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      TestDriveProgramEULAWS2008.htm

      README.htm

      WS2008R2Corex64Ent.part1.exe

      WS2008R2Corex64Ent.part2.rar

      Date Published:

      10/28/2009

      File Size:

      171 KB

      55 KB

      700.0 MB

      4.6 MB

        The Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program provides customers a flexible, extensible and supported evaluation experience requiring minimal hardware and IT overhead. You can access the catalog of pre-configured Microsoft solutions in VHD format for test, evaluation, demonstration, training & education and proof of concept from www.microsoft.com/vhd.

        This Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual image has been installed using the Server Core installation option within Windows Server 2008 R2. Server Core is a minimal server installation option providing a low-maintenance server environment. There is no graphical user interface in the Server Core installation. This download allows you to evaluate the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2. You have the opportunity to try new and improved features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 R2 free for 180 days. Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable IT professionals to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time and costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before. To find out more about Windows Server 2008 R2, please visit the product homepage. Note that this product is available for evaluation purposes only and must not be used in a production environment.
        This is a preconfigured virtual machine set contained within the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, or the R2 versions of these products is required to use this virtual machine. Please refer to the system requirements section for more details.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2008 R2

        Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is required to use this virtual machine
        In addition to the system requirements for Windows Server 2008 as described in the release notes, a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled and data execution prevention (DEP) is required.
        It is also recommended to ensure that you have a clean install of x64 edition of Windows Server 2008 to be able to use the Hyper-V technology.
        Prerequisites, installation steps, OS recommendations, and known issues of Hyper-V can be found here
      • In order to use this evaluation package you will need to have Microsoft Hyper-V installed on a physical machine.
        Hyper-V is available on Windows Server 2008 only and the details on how to install Hyper-V can be found here. Details of how to setup the VHD are included in the documentation that accompanies the product.

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