VM Player “Easy Install” defaulting to Windows Server Data Center

Today I had to build a virtual BizTalk Server 2009 environment.  Easy enough, I started by using the latest version of vm player installing windows server 2008.  After selecting the windows server iso I failed to notice the vm player “create a new virtual machine” wizard go into “Easy Install” mode.  If its a defect or not I don’t know but on both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 both defaulted to a “Data Center” install. 

To get around this I told the “create a new virtual machine” wizard to not install the OS and then attached to iso in virtual machine settings so I could bypass the “Easy Install”.  This allowed me to select the version of Windows Server I wanted which happened to be Enterprise edition in this case.

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