Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 BETA2 is out

30. August 2006 22:00 by Jaguilar in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

You can now download Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 BETA2 from As with other beta software, you need to register for the beta first.

This release is pretty significant because it is the first version to support both AMD-V and Intel-VT hardware virtualization. From the release notes, it includes:

  • AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) compatibility
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (IVT) compatibility
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service support
  • Offline VHD mounting
  • Active Directory integration using service connection points
  • Host Clustering technical white paper

The best part is that you can upgrade existing installations very easily:


I just upgraded my 32–bit workstation, and everything is working like a charm.