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How to download the MDOP 2008 R2 / App-V 4.5 from MSDN

How to download the MDOP 2008 R2 / App-V 4.5 from MSDN

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So your a partner/IT Pro or just a developer that has access to MSDN but no access to Volume Licensing! hmmmmmm How do I get the MDOP 2008 R2 for testing!? I want to test App-V?? I want to test AGPM?? etc etc

I hear this a lot, and get emailed a lot with this question so i thought i would blog it!

Firstly you need to get msdn access (in other words you need to buy a subscription!)

1. Go to http://www.msdn.com

2. Click to My MSDN Subscription and click the subscription Benefit “Download and Product Keys – VS Pro with MSDN Premium (Retail)

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3. Log-in using Passport account

3. Once logged in, look under the Search Products section on the left hand side

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4) Now under the categories we are looking for the Server section, under this section you will see the Desktop Optimisation Pack.

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5) Once you select that you will have a new pane on the right under Downloads, the latest version of this is Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2008 R2 (x86 and x64) - DVD (English) , click the download to the right and that’s it! away you go!!

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Now you should be able to download the MDOP and start playing and testing all the cool MDOP 2008 R2 tools. Which Includes App-V 4.5!

HTH
Zarbie!

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