Introducing Windows Server 8 Beta

Installing Windows Server 8 Beta on VMware is possible – here are step by step installation instructions

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By Edith Larkin, Avolve Technology – Microsoft is preparing a hat-trick with Windows 8 in 2012.

Microsoft plans to score three times with Windows 8 for desktops, Windows Server 8 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

To test the new Windows Server 8 Beta, we set up a virtual server on a computer already running Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Win8CP)

Basic Windows 8 install

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We are going to install a virtual windows 8 server on top of a windows 8 OS. The following slides are step by step instructions.

Download and install VMware Player

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Copy ISO file to finished machine. This is not an upgrade.

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Point

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Remove floppy

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Power on virtual machine

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After reboot

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Second reboot

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All Done

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