How to Virtually Install Vail

To quickly have a look at Windows Home Server code name VAIL you can install it virtually using one of the virtualization software packages which are available.

There are many options available which luckily for you all the details have been written up already by fellow WHS geeks.

Program Name Paid or Free Guide Link
VMWare Workstation Paid http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010/04/26/installing-vail-onto-a-virtual-machine-using-vmware-workstation/
VMWare Server Free http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010/04/26/installing-vail-onto-a-virtual-machine-part-2-vmware-server/
Hyper-V Part of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Guides here and here.
Sun VirtualBox Free Tutorial coming soon…

Remember that although a virtual install of VAIL will enable to to check out the WHS v2 features, Microsoft would like like you to install it on “real” hardware so you can beta test this release properly.

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