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Microsoft SCVMM Beta 2 VHD ready!



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Hi all,
Today we have uploaded a pre-configured VHD that contains SCVMM Beta 2 (and all its prerequisites) to the SCVMM downloads section.
This VHD can be used to easily test/demo SCVMM Beta 2 in your environment. A detailed installation instructions are also included in the download.
Thank you for helping to make our product better.


Go to the download section and download it!

Instructions:

This pre-configured VHD can be used to quickly evaluate SCVMM Beta 2 features.
Installation instructions;
1. Download all three files below and double click WIN2K3R2EE_SCVMM.part1.exe and merge all files.
2. Install Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on your test machine. You must install the Virtual Server Administration Website.
Note
· If you already have Virtual Server 2005 installed, you must upgrade to R2 SP1 and install the Virtual Server Administration Website to create the VMM Beta 2 virtual machine.
3. In the Virtual Server Administration Website, create a VM using the VMM VHD (Win2k3R2EE_SCVMM.vhd) which was merged/created in Step 1.
Important
· You must attach a network card (that has access to the domain network) to the virtual machine at this stage.
4. Start the VM and perform the mini-setup of Windows and configure the settings for your VM such as time zone, computer name, and other settings required for your environment.
Important
· Your VMM Beta 2 virtual machine must be joined to a domain to work successfully. You can join your VM to a domain during Windows Setup.
5. When Windows mini-setup finishes, login to the VM using the following credentials;
· Username: administrator
· Password: Evaluation1
6. Run “compmgmt.msc” and add a domain user account to the local “Administrators” security group under “System Tools/Local Users and Groups/Groups” and then logoff.
7. Login to the domain using a domain account that you added to the local administrators group on the previous step.
8. Click on the “SCVMM Setup” link on the desktop to perform the “mini-setup of VMM Beta 2” to complete the setup.
9. After VMM has been setup and configured, click on the “SCVMM Admin Console” link on the desktop to open the VMM Administrator Console and connect to the localhost as the VMM server using the default port of 8100.
Note
· After you have setup VMM, do not click on the “SCVMM Setup” link on the desktop to run SCVMM mini-setup again.

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