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    Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators - English

    • 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.


      File Name:



      Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

      Selecting the Right Virtualization

      Date Published:


      File Size:

      49.8 MB

      49.8 MB

      2.3 MB

      750 KB

        Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators can help you assess your current infrastructure, plan and design new infrastructure pieces, secure server roles, and deploy virtualization technologies.

        Three Solution Accelerators are available from this page:

        • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology

          This Infrastructure Planning and Design guide assists in the rapid and accurate selection of the Microsoft virtualization technology or technologies to use for specific purposes.
        • The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

          This automated tool is a network-wide inventory and assessment tool you can use to determine if your server and desktrop infrastructure are ready for server and application virtualization.
        • The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

          This tool automates software updates for virtual machines stored in a library managed by Virtual Machine Manager. The download includes a Getting Started Guide and a Help file.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

        Note Supported operating systems vary for individual Solution Accelerators as follows:

        • The Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology IPD Guide also supports both Windows Vista and Windows XP.
        • The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit also supports Windows Vista; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; and Windows XP Professional Edition.
        • The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0.1 supports only the following versions of Windows Server 2003: Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
        • Software Requirements
          • For Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition for storing inventory and assessment data. Microsoft Word 2003 SP2 or Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Excel 2003 SP2 or Microsoft Excel 2007 for generating reports. .NET Framework v3.5SP1, Windows Installer v4.5
          • For Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0.1: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007 or 2008
          • Microsoft Word or Word Viewer 2003 (available as a free download) can be used to view Word documents
          • Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer 2003 (available as a free download) can be used to view PowerPoint presentations
        • In the list of Files in this Download on this page, locate the files you want to install.
        • For Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology, select the .zip file and save it to your preferred location on your computer.
        • For The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
          1. Select the .exe file (x64 or x86) that is most appropriate for you.
          2. Download the file and execute the toolkit setup wizard to install SQL Server 2008 Express and the Solution Accelerator.
        • For The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
          1. Uninstall any previous installation of the Office Virtual Machine Servicing Tool before proceeding with the installation instructions.
          2. Download the zip file, and follow the setup wizard in the appropriate .msi package (x64 or x86) to install the tool and documentation.
      • Solution Accelerators are free, scenario-based guides and automations designed to help IT Professionals who are proactively planning, deploying, and operating IT systems using Microsoft products and technologies. Solution Accelerator scenarios focus on security and compliance, management and infrastructure, and communication and collaboration.

        More Information about the Solution Accelerator Notifications Newsletter

        Register to receive the Solution Accelerator Notifications newsletter so that you can stay informed about new Solution Accelerator releases and updates. The newsletter covers such areas of interest as

        • Communication & Collaboration
        • Security, Data Protection, & Recovery
        • Deployment
        • Operations & Management

        You may also receive invitations to participate in accelerator development via beta programs and customer surveys. Solution Accelerator Notifications is currently available in English only.