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Where can I find a preconfigured windows 2000 server VHD download?

 Need to setup a lab for testing migration.  SBS 2000 would be even better.
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chuckyhCommented:
I don't think you'll be able to find that anywhere, Windows 2000 is a licensed software, you need a license to use it.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Currently MS doesn't support Windows 2000 anymore so any preconfigured VHDs aren't available from MS for demo purposes. You would need find a copy of the software to install within a VHD yourself.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb643141
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xmlmagicianCommented:
pre-configured to what settings? what i mean is that my pre-configured is different to your pre-configured. you can install it with all the default settings.

something like that maybe?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=77f24c9d-b4b8-4f73-99e3-c66f80e415b6&displaylang=en
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FireW0lfCommented:
I highly doubt you could find a legitimate copy of a Server 2000 VHD - it's 2011 after all...

Easiest would be to simply get your Installation disk out and install from scratch - only takes less than an hour after all

Alternatively, if you use SC and already have a physical server, you could convert it:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb740912.aspx
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kevinhsiehCommented:
I doubt that Microsoft EVER had a legitimate VHD download of Windows 2000 evaluation. They do for Windows 2003, and in fact that is the only legal download of 2003 currently available. Microsoft has dropped all support of 2000, and I don't know if it is available to volume license customers. SBS certainly isn't. You will need to find another source for the CDs. EBay? I may have a Windows 2000 eval lying around...
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marty-240Author Commented:
The same information I had already located.  I had hoped someone had an outlet for VHD downloads.  Microsoft apparently had it at one time but pulled it.
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