You can now access the entire catalog of pre-configured Microsoft and partner products and solutions in the VHD format and start evaluating and testing today from www. This download helps you evaluate the new features of Windows Server R2, the most productive infrastructure platform for powering connected applications, networks, and Web services from the workgroup to the data center. Windows Server R2 simplifies branch server management, improves identity and access management, reduces storage management costs, provides a rich Web platform. For more information about Windows Server R2, please go to www. A virtualization product that supports the VHD format is required to use this virtual machine.
Windows Server was released to manufacturing on February 4, , and officially launched on 27th of that month. Features new to Windows Vista Windows Server is built from the same codebase as Windows Vista and thus it shares much of the same architecture and functionality.