System Center , version 1801 – Evaluation (VHD)

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This VHD enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 1801 and Windows Server 2016. For detailed information about each component, see the component documentation included with these download files.
System Center, version 1801 components that ship Evaluation VHDs can be found at the following locations:

Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2016

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 SP1 with Hyper-V is required to use this VHD to create a virtual machine.

Install Instructions

  1. Download the self-extracting exe file and the all other “.bin" files
  2. Download the “SCSM_1801_VHDEVAL.docx" step-by-step instructions for how to use the VHD to create a virtual machine
  3. Place all downloaded files in the same directory
  4. Double-click the self-extracting SCSM_1801_VHD.exe file to extract the VHD file
  5. Follow the instructions in the documentation file to complete the setup of the VHD


This document describes how to use a preconfigured virtual hard disk (VHD) to create a virtual machine for System Center so that you can evaluate the 1801 features of Service Manager. All the software that is necessary for this evaluation is included in the VHD.


The software that is included on this preconfigured VHD is intended for evaluation and deployment planning purposes only. Please note the following:

· The evaluation version of Windows Server® 2016 expires 180 days after installation.

· The evaluation version of Microsoft SQL Server expires 180 days after installation.

· You cannot use the evaluation version of SQL Server in a production environment.

· The evaluation version of Service Manager expires 180 days after installation.

· The evaluation versions of Windows Server, SQL Server, and Service Manager are in English only.