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.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Tools. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s