Here are the direct download links...
VHD (Server Core)Code:
VHD (Server with a GUI)Code:
Also available to download is RSAT...Code:
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 Preview
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!)
Have they replaced the Command Prompt with Powershell?
I use the Command Prompt more than Powershell - so that makes little sense to me really
True, so is this the first steps to the Command Prompt being deprecated altogether?
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
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! ;-)
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The Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview ISO is available.
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.