The Exchange Server 2010 Beta VHD is a pre-configured virtual hard disk to use with Hyper-V, that enables you evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta VHD for 60 days.
Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of Exchange Server 2010 Beta. Evaluate the new capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 Beta, which helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility.
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise; Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is required to use this virtual machine
In addition to the system requirements for Windows Server 2008 as described in the release notes, a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled and data execution prevention (DEP) is required.
It is also recommended to ensure that you have a clean install of x64 edition of Windows Server 2008 to be able to use the Hyper-V technology.
Prerequisites, installation steps, OS recommendations, and known issues of Hyper-V can be found here.