Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition is available at no charge

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This article describes how to obtain the full release version of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition at no charge.

MORE INFORMATION

Starting April 3, 2006, you can download or order Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition at no charge. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualserver/bb676679.aspx
Note Although there is no fee for Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition, all CD orders are subject to shipping and handling charges.

The following versions of Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition are available at no charge:
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition, x86 version
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition, x64 version
These are not pre-release versions of Virtual Server 2005. Additionally, these free versions do not expire after a certain period. These are the full release versions of Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition that are fully supported by Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS). You can use Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition in your test environment or in your production environment.

Operating system support

Virtual Server 2005 is supported on the following operating systems.

Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition, x86 version

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition, x64 version

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Windows XP Professional, x64 Edition
For more support information for Virtual Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualserver/default.aspx

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Article ID: 917668 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 1.4
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