Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2008 is the next generation server system from Microsoft, replacing Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2008 RC1 has been released for testing and also evaluation trial, and can be downloaded, installed and used for free until June 30, 2008, if you register for a free product key and activate the Windows Server 2008.

In any case, users can just download any editions and versions of Windows Server 2008 RC1 (or RC0 or previous beta, but why opt for more unstable version?), install the server software, and get running for free without activation for 30 days. Generally, Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate Evaluation Software can be downloaded from here. But you can also directly download the setup installer from Microsoft server using direct download link below.

Note that the files below are language-specific, where “EN” is English, “DE” is German, “JP” is Japanese, “FR” is French, and “ES” is Spanish. Files are also platform-specific, where “x86fre” is intended for 32-bit platforms and “amd64fre” is intended for 64-bit platforms.

Windows Server 2008 RC1 Standard Edition

6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_en-us-KR1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_en-us-KR1SFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_fr-fr-KR1SXFRE_FR_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_fr-fr-KR1SFRE_FR_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_de-de-KR1SXFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_de-de-KR1SFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_ja-jp-KR1SXFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_ja-jp-KR1SXFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_es-es-KR1SXFRE_ES_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_es-es-KR1SFRE_ES_DVD.iso

Windows Server 2008 RC1 Enterprise

6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_en-us-KR1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_en-us-KR1SFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_ServerWeb_fr-fr-kr1wxfre_fr_dvd.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_fr-fr-KR1SFRE_FR_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_de-de-KR1SXFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_de-de-KR1SFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_ja-jp-KR1SXFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_ja-jp-KR1SXFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_es-es-KR1SXFRE_ES_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_es-es-KR1SFRE_ES_DVD.iso

Windows Server 2008 RC1 Datacenter

6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_en-us-KR1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_en-us-KR1SFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_fr-fr-KR1SXFRE_FR_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_fr-fr-KR1SFRE_FR_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_de-de-KR1SXFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_de-de-KR1SFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_ja-jp-KR1SXFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_ja-jp-KR1SFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_Server_es-es-KR1SXFRE_ES_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_Server_es-es-KR1SFRE_ES_DVD.iso

Windows Web Server 2008 RC1

6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_ServerWeb_en-us-KR1WXFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_ServerWeb_en-us-KR1WFRE_EN_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_ServerWeb_fr-fr-kr1wxfre_fr_dvd.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_ServerWeb_fr-fr-kr1wfre_fr_dvd.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_ServerWeb_de-de-KR1WXFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_ServerWeb_de-de-KR1WFRE_DE_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_ServerWeb_ja-jp-KR1WXFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_ServerWeb_ja-jp-KR1WFRE_JA_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_amd64fre_ServerWeb_es-es-KR1WXFRE_ES_DVD.iso
6001.17051.071121-2029_x86fre_ServerWeb_es-es-KR1WFRE_ES_DVD.iso

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems RC1

6001.17051.071121-2029_ia64fre_ServerEnterpriseIA64_en-us-KR1IAIFRE_EN_DVD.iso

Update: Download Windows Server 2008 final RTM release.

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