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    server 2008 trial iso ?

    Gone to the below site

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    only a vhd which I cant for the life of me get to work and just want a trial of server 2008 iso or something I can get to work in vmware or virtual box.

    Need it so I can faff around with printers / printer drivers etc for work - simon or anyone ??

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...-software.aspx

    You'll need to register for the download - you can either get the VHD or the ISO

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...-software.aspx

    You'll need to register for the download - you can either get the VHD or the ISO
    Finally got the iso but now can't get it installed either on virtual box or vmware server - keep getting an error message saying that the cpu is not 64 bit or something along those lines - any tips ?

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    Tends to happen if you're installing a 64bit version of the OS (Guest) on a host which doesn't have virtualization support enabled/available. (Check the BIOS if this could be the case)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Tends to happen if you're installing a 64bit version of the OS (Guest) on a host which doesn't have virtualization support enabled/available. (Check the BIOS if this could be the case)
    either on virtual box or vmware server - how do I enable this option / feature or is this down to the bios or what exactly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    either on virtual box or vmware server - how do I enable this option / feature or is this down to the bios or what exactly ?
    VT must be on in the bios....

    Also, not a true statement: 64bit guests require 64bit hosts.
    Last edited by Theblacksheep; 24th November 2009 at 08:38 PM. Reason: because its wasnt right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    VT must be on in the bios....

    Also, key point: 64bit guests require 64bit hosts.
    Computer I am trying to do it on is at work - power edge 1800 and will check host OS tommorow - think its xp 32 bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post

    Also, key point: 64bit guests require 64bit hosts.
    Well, yes and no :-)

    The CPU must be 64 bit capable (eg Core 2 Duo) and you need the BIOS support enabling but you can run a 64 bit guest OS on a 32 bit host OS (eg Windows XP 32 bit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Well, yes and no :-)

    The CPU must be 64 bit capable (eg Core 2 Duo) and you need the BIOS support enabling but you can run a 64 bit guest OS on a 32 bit host OS (eg Windows XP 32 bit)
    will check the bios settings tommorow - just tried to do it installed here at home in virtual box on my dual quad core 2.8ghz 64 bit cpu xeons with 2 gigs of ram etc etc mac pro 2008 edition ( ppffft at peoples opinions on here ref apple macs lol ) not trying to start any flame war or nothing

    never got the email with the trial serial key and checked junk mail etc etc so not sure what to do ref the trial serial key

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Well, yes and no :-)

    The CPU must be 64 bit capable (eg Core 2 Duo) and you need the BIOS support enabling but you can run a 64 bit guest OS on a 32 bit host OS (eg Windows XP 32 bit)
    Yeah.... well put, it depends on the host... most of mine cant

    vmware server check tool can be found here:
    VMware Server

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Yeah.... well put, it depends on the host... most of mine cant

    vmware server check tool can be found here:
    VMware Server
    the power edge that has it on etc is not connected to the network because it does not conform to Ricoh standards as AV is out of date and its not joined to the domain etc etc etc

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    where is this bios setting or what would it be called as I dont see many bios options on the power edge 1800 ?

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    think its found under etc etc

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    it was buried within the CPU configuration menu (secure virtual machine mode) on my desktop's asus motherboard.

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    Got it working now on vmware server but stuck on DNS - I know I can use nslookup to test forward reverse lookups ie hostname to ip address and visa versa and found guides on google etc but still a bit stuck - if anyone can point me to what I need to post back so as to give you a better idea of what I need to change / configure etc then let me know and I can post back event viewer or other info if needed

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