This download contains a two Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine set for evaluating and demonstrating Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010.
Virtual machine “a” contains the following pre-configured software:
Virtual machine “b” contains the following pre-configured software:
Active directory has been preconfigured over 200 “demo” users with metadata in an organizational structure. All of these user profiles have been imported and indexed for search within SharePoint Server 2010.SharePoint Server 2010 has been configured in a “Complete” farm using the default SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. A default site has been created using the Team Site template at http://intranet.contoso.com/ and a FAST Search Center at http://intranet.contoso.com/search/.As shipped virtual machine “a” requires image “b” for email. Running image "b" is optional.
Additionally you will need:
Please refer to the included "Virtual Machine Setup Guide.docx" document for full setup instructions.Setting up Hyper-V:
Importing the Virtual Machine:Due to the activation and expiration models in Windows Server 2008 and R2, it’s highly recommended that you do one of the following: Retain a copy of the unaltered VM or, Create and retain a snapshot from before first run of the VMs.
Starting the VM:
Login to the Virtual Machines using the Virtual Machine Console as the following user:
Evaluation Period:The Virtual Machines contained in this package are 180 day evaluations. Additionally they will require activation, or re-arming, after a 10 day period after which they will shut down after 2 hours of continuous operation. To "re-arm" the Virtual Machines use the shortcut provided under Start > All Programs > re-arm > Re-arm Windows (restart required). This will reset the grace period for 10 days. This can be done twice. In order to activate Windows you must add a second network card to each VM in Hyper-V and connect it to the Internet. Once connected you can activate Windows within the Virtual Machine and the VM will run for 180 days.
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2010 Information Worker VM now with SP1!
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