[# VS11] HowTo: Use test virtual machine with # VS11 and # TFS11 without Hyper-V



a few days ago I commented that a virtual machine was released from MS who possessed all the necessary software to test Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation 11. VM includes the following software and others:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Ultimate Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server 11 Developer Preview
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Sample users and data required to support hands-on-lab scripts which accompany this download and exercise some of the new Visual Studio 11 application lifecycle management capabilities introduced in this release

Now, if you have installed a Windows 8 to play like me but still using Windows 7 as your main OS, because you are a little fried to prove this VM that was released is designed to test Hyper-v, and our beloved W7 only comes from factory with Virtual chestnut PC.

But to not despair, our friend VirtualBox can serve us as a good system of virtualization to mount the ISO. We split.

1. Obviously to download and install VirtualBox.

2. Create a new VM in VirtualBox. The wizard should appear

3 Configure an original name for the virtual machine and select the version of the OS.


4 Allocating memory that we have (the more the better)


5 Select the vhd that is decompressed when we got the image from the site of MSDN.


6 We keep the VM…

7 And ready, we can prove a WS2008R2 with all installed software.



Tip: If you find yourself with a pair of BSOD when you start the VM, it verifies that it is mounted with an IDE controller instead of SATA…


Greetings @ Home

The Bruno

Source: https://elbruno.com/2011/09/16/vs11-descarga-mquinas-virtuales-con-visual-studio-11-y-team-foundation-11/


  1. Please note that the instructions below omit one important step, which is to disconnect the date/time synchronization between the host and guest. This particular virtual machine expects that in order to have the date be set in the middle of Sprint 3 during the Agile planning hands-on-lab / demo script.


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