SharePoint 2010 VHD files : download them now!

Last week, exactly one week ago SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 got launched. More information on http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010launch 

Since May 8th the Information worker VHD files are ready to be downloaded. You can find them at the Microsoft download center

You can also download them with the Akamai download manager
(links updated at September 17th 2010)

The download is about 18 GB big.

This is the content of the VHDs:

Virtual machine “A” contains the following pre-configured software:

  1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation Edition x64, running as an Active Directory Domain Controller for the “CONTOSO.COM” domain with DNS and WINS
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Analysis, Notification, and Reporting Services
  3. Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2
  4. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  5. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition
  6. Microsoft Office Web Applications
  7. Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010
  8. Microsoft Project Server 2010
  9. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  10. Microsoft Visio 2010
  11. Microsoft Project 2010
  12. Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

Virtual machine “B” contains the following pre-configured software:

  1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation Edition x64, joined to the “CONTOSO.COM” domain
  2. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Active directory has been preconfigured over 200 “demo” users with metadata in an organizational structure. All of these user profiles have been imported and indexed for search within SharePoint Server 2010.
SharePoint Server 2010 has been configured in a “Complete” farm using the default SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. A default site has been created using the Team Site template at http://intranet.contoso.com/ and a FAST Search Center at http://intranet.contoso.com/search/.
As shipped virtual machine “A” requires image “B” for email. Running image “B” is optional.

Last week, exactly one week ago SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 got launched. More information on http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010launch 

Since May 8th the Information worker VHD files are ready to be downloaded. You can find them at http://is.gd/cfVcv

You can also download them with the Akamai download manager

The download is about 18 GB big.

This is the content :

Virtual machine “A” contains the following pre-configured software:

  1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation Edition x64, running as an Active Directory Domain Controller for the “CONTOSO.COM” domain with DNS and WINS
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Analysis, Notification, and Reporting Services
  3. Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2
  4. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  5. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition
  6. Microsoft Office Web Applications
  7. Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010
  8. Microsoft Project Server 2010
  9. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  10. Microsoft Visio 2010
  11. Microsoft Project 2010
  12. Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

Virtual machine “B” contains the following pre-configured software:

  1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation Edition x64, joined to the “CONTOSO.COM” domain
  2. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Active directory has been preconfigured over 200 “demo” users with metadata in an organizational structure. All of these user profiles have been imported and indexed for search within SharePoint Server 2010.
SharePoint Server 2010 has been configured in a “Complete” farm using the default SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. A default site has been created using the Team Site template at http://intranet.contoso.com/ and a FAST Search Center at http://intranet.contoso.com/search/.
As shipped virtual machine “A” requires image “B” for email. Running image "B" is optional.

About Patrick Sledz

Patrick works as a consultant. He assists organizations to deliver SharePoint business value and create the awareness in these organizations that only a strong technical team is not sufficient to deliver this added value.

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  • Note. These virtual machines have the 64-bit versions of the Office applications installed, hence things such as the data view of a list can not be displayed. See: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2009/11/23/office-2010-beta-%E2%80%93-32-bit-or-64-bit-%E2%80%93-the-choice-is-clear/

  • Kan

    Hello,

    I am getting fatal error while downloading Virtual-Machine-Setup-Guide.docx. Can you please help me.

    Thanks

    Kan

    • Venkatesh Surniboina S

      can you send Virtual-Machine-Setup-Guide.docx this mail id svenkateshs@live.com

  • Venkatesh Surniboina S

    i downloaded but blue screen error coming
    i installed on virtual box 4.3.22 version please help me any one

  • Balaji M

    Hi , i just downloaded the sharepoint vhd , can you please let me know their credentials to login and to use sharepoint server

  • Sindhu Rama

    Hi ,I tried to open it using vmware but its saying operating system is not found