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    2012 R2 Preview out


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    Here are the direct download links...

    ISO
    Code:
    http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/F/A/2/FA25A7B6-F552-4B25-9908-7750E8955870/9431.0.WINMAIN_BLUEMP.130615-1214_X64FRE_SERVER_EN-US-IMP_SSS_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO
    VHD (Server Core)
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    http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/6/9/4/6940B226-0AF5-476F-8822-7B437174944D/IMP_DC_x64FRE_EN-US.exe
    VHD (Server with a GUI)
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    http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/6/9/4/6940B226-0AF5-476F-8822-7B437174944D/IMP_SSDCVHD_x64FRE_EN-US.exe
    Also available to download is RSAT...

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 Preview
    Last edited by Arthur; 25th June 2013 at 07:54 AM.

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    Oui, you need 8.1 preview for that (Out tomorrow)

    Already got R2 installed on a VM :P (I have nothing better to do over breakfast!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Already got R2 installed on a VM
    Did you notice the Shutdown and Restart options in the 'Win X' menu.


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    Have they replaced the Command Prompt with Powershell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Have they replaced the Command Prompt with Powershell?
    in powershell i type in cmd.

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    I use the Command Prompt more than Powershell - so that makes little sense to me really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I use the Command Prompt more than Powershell - so that makes little sense to me really
    PowerShell is better you can use any normal commands you use in cmd and also the PowerShell scripts, so you have the best of both worlds

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    True, so is this the first steps to the Command Prompt being deprecated altogether?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    True, so is this the first steps to the Command Prompt being deprecated altogether?
    Can you not run command prompt stuff in powershell?

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    I meant "CMD.EXE" itself - and that PS and commands will all be in the same powershell.exe console
    One console to rule them all sorta thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Can you not run command prompt stuff in powershell?
    Run -> cmd

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    for those of you that maybe don't have the infrastructure available to try out windows server 2012 R2 why don't you sign up for a Windows Azure 30 Day trial and test it out on their! ;-)

    Windows Azure Free Trial: Try Windows Azure | Azure Free Trial

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    The Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview ISO is available.

    Regards,
    James.
    Last edited by EduTech; 25th June 2013 at 03:03 PM.

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    It blows my mind that neither dsa.msc or the ADMC show photos that you have saved in AD at all still. Exchange 2013 does, outlook since 2010 does. Why doesn't AD? It'd make perfect sense.

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