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    Need a virtal program to practice Windows Server 2008 R2 on

    Hi guys,

    Im looking for a virtal program To test out / practice Windows Server 2008 R2

    Ideally I need a free on as the school are not willing to pay out

    Please help

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    Personally i would use VMware ESXi.

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    Virtualbox

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    Can't you install it on a random standalone desktop? Or do you specifically want virtual?

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    Sun Virtualbox. Been good for me. As long you got the system to run a virtual pc.

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    Do you mean a free virtual machine to install the OS on? There are loads available, like VMWare Player, though you'll need a 64 bit host for R2.

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    you can set vmware to act as if its 64 bit on a 32 bit host tho

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    XenServer - runs on almost anything

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    Thanks for the reply guys.. I could set it up on a standalone computer but the only spare one we have is ready to go out when a computer goes down.

    As long as its free thats all that matters

    ill try VMWare Player So i need to have the bootabul windows disk?

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    Sorry to ask some real silly questions lol

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    If possible use a spare workstation and install the full version of ESXi or XEN or HyperV as that is what you would be using in a production environment so makes sense to practice on it.

    If thats absoloutly not possible then VMWare Workstation / Sun virtualbox are both fairly straightforward to install and use on an existing station.

    Butuz

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    Really sorry to be a pain in the backside

    can someone send me a link to Windows server 2008r2? Im really busy and need a trail iso file

    It will be a massive help

    Thanks

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    Google "windows server 2008 trial"... top result = Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Free 180-Day Trial

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post
    Google "windows server 2008 trial"... top result = Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Free 180-Day Trial
    I tried that one but would not let me down load for some strange reason

    Thanks everyone

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    Here's the direct download link: GRMSXEVAL_EN_DVD.iso

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