Now available as a free download, the Virtual Server 2005 RC is the most cost-effective virtual machine solution designed for the Windows Server 2003 platform to increase operational efficiency in software test and development, legacy application migration, and server consolidation scenarios.
A release candidate is software still in its development stage. Microsoft will be completing development, testing, and certification before making the final version of Virtual Server 2005 available later in 2004.
Important: This release candidate software expires January 1, 2005. An end-user license agreement (EULA) is required for its use, which you can download using the link to the right. The Virtual Server 2005 RC software is intended for evaluation purposes only and may not be used in a production environment.
The following items are included in the release candidate download:
Virtual Server 2005, Enterprise Edition
Getting Started Guide
Virtual Server Administrator's Guide
Virtual Server Programmer's Guide
Note: The Virtual Server 2005 RC is available only in English.