Evaluation Software Downloads
Are you working with Hyper-V?? Want to save some time creating virtual machines? Then take a look at the Virtual Machine download site, there are two virtual machines available: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server CORE installation and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server FULL installation.
These VHD's are only available in English only and is only for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating Windows Server2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 60 days.
If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60 day evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008. To extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here and follow the instructions.
Neither virtual machine has anti-virus installed, so it is highly recommended you install anti-virus software BEFORE you connect the machines to any network. The virtual machines are patched with all updates as of May 8, 2008, so make sure you also get all the updates since that date installed before using the VMs.
Source: John Baker’s BritBlog I’m currently building a new demo environment on Hyper-V for
Catching up on my blogs I was interested to read this post on John Baker’s blog about the availability