Server 2008 R2 for training? RRS feed

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  • With 2003 it was pretty simple and incredibly useful to set up a VMWare virtual server on my laptop to use for training. Is it possible to do this with 2008 R2?

    Friday, March 23, 2012 10:06 PM


  • Yes, there are a number of possibilities for setting up a VM with Server 2008 R2.

    • Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Hyper-V 3
    • Windows Server 8 with Hypver-V 3
    • VMware Workstation 7+
    • VMware Server
    • Virtualbox

    There are others, but this list should give you a start as far as options.  Microsoft also offers pre-built lab environments that you can download.

    Rich Prescott | Infrastructure Architect, Windows Engineer and PowerShell blogger | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

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    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:26 AM
    Friday, March 23, 2012 10:32 PM

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