Where to get microsoft windows server 2008 - 2013 virtual appliance

could you pls advise where to get microsoft windows server 2008 - 2013 virtual appliance.

I have Oracle Virtual Box and VMWare Workstation, would like to download and install above windows server for a POC.

or what is the best way to install them on VirtualBox or VMware

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's unlikely that you will find virtual appliances, because Windows OS, is not free, and belongs to Microsoft.

The Operating Systems are available as evaluations, and trials from Microsoft direct.

Windows 2008 R2 Evaluation for 180 days, the following VHD should work with Virtual Box.


Windows 2012 Server


Available as an ISO or VHD for Virutalbox.

VHDs are ready installed, with an ISO, you will need to connect the ISO to a ready made virtual machine, and install the OS from the CDROM drive (attaching the iso first).

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enthuguyAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much!
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