The product groups have been going buck-wild releasing preconfigured Virtual PC/Virtual Server images for you to play around with! I mentioned a bunch of them in this post, and the master TechNet page is here.
Keith, however, noticed a few more:
- Exchange Server 2007 SP1 VHD – 1.8GB download
- SQL Server 2008 November CTP VHD – 2.2GB download
- ForeFront and System Center Demo Toolkit – 1.8GB download
- System Center Essentials 2007 – 2.6GB download
And… in the most amazing use of compression that I’ve ever seen, Ronald Beekelaar (Virtualization MVP) has managed to fit 5 complete VPC images representing a working domain into… 255.6 MB. Wow.
The walk-through is a 22 page paper, supplied with VMs, scripts and a very sleek HTA interface. You get to choose between two different demonstration scenarios, Basic and Advanced.
The Basic demo shows just Domain Isolation and Server Isolation — and the Advanced demo includes No Fallback Group Isolation, Boundary Group Isolation and Encryption Group Isolation.
Anyway download the Server and Domain Isolation Demo and check it out.
*Update with one more VPC Image from Keith’s blog