Microsoft is now serving testers a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) image of the The System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 Build.
"The VHD comes as a pre-configured Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). It enables you to evaluate System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 on Windows Server 2008 R2," revealed Microsoft.
"With the VHD, all that early adopter need to do is import the VM into Hyper-V. Another advantage is the fact that the virtual machine allows customers to test not only System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 but also Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta, which is also included in the VHD.," the software company stated.
"By default, this VM comes configured without a virtual NIC assigned. If you do not have a virtual NIC already defined in Hyper-V Manager, you will need to configure one. This is required in order to activate your 180 day trial period. You will have 10 days to activate," the company added.
According to the Redmond company, the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 VHD is designed to run inside a Hyper-V virtual machine, so IT pros will need to be running Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
"System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 helps you empower your employees to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control," Microsoft said.
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