Just in case you were interested in test driving Operations Manager 2007 R2, we published a VHD several days ago, you can download it here.

Jeremy Pavleck questioned why it’s only available as a 13 part RAR file, and doesn’t use the typical MS File Transfer Manager like we get on MSDN to download it one big bundle – or at least the option to get it that way. I don’t know why we offer it only as a 13 part RAR file but for his and yours convenience I created a PowerShell script which can download the complete rar files in one-go using Bits.

 

Save script to DownloadVHD.ps1 and run from PowerShell.

###############################################################################
# Download VHD Test Drive – System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 from
# http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef67ea4f-b8af-436f-80ae-33936f26f110
# in one-go using PowerShell and Bits.
# Remark: Use PowerShell 2.0 because it makes use of the BitsTransfer Module
# Author: Stefan Stranger
# v1.001 - 14/02/2011 - stefstr - initial release
###############################################################################

$global:path = "c:\Temp\"

Import-Module BitsTransfer #Loads the BitsTransfer Module
Write-Host "BitsTransfer Module is loaded"


$OpsMgrVHDs = @("http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/EULA.txt",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/README.rtf",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part01.exe",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part02.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part03.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part04.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part05.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part06.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part07.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part08.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part09.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part10.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part11.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part12.rar",
"http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/F/4AFA721B-842E-4253-82E7-A53E09FC191E/VHD_OpsMgr2007R2.part13.rar")

Foreach ($OpsMgrVHD in $OpsMgrVHDs) { Start-BitsTransfer $OpsMgrVHD $path}
Write-Host "OpsMgr VHD's are downloaded to $path"

 

Screenshot from script running in PowerShell ISE.

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Have fun!