I was browsing the TechNet Plus Direct Software library tonight when I saw something strange. For the last couple of months you could download the several RC-versions of Windows Server 2008. Since January, 4th only the following version is available :
I downloaded the ISO file and installed it. As you can see the nasty Evaluation text in the right lower corner isn’t available on the new installed version.
Click on the image below to see the full image. It’s a screenshot from a Virtual Machine I installed tonight. I rebooted the machine several times, but as you can see no Evaluation copy screen. The only thing I can’t place is the Service Pack 1 on the System Properties screen.
If you want to download the final version of Windows Server 2008, just logon to your TechNET Subscriber Download page.
UPDATE : It’s indeed the Windows Server 2008 RTM Version as we can read on the TechNet Plus blog.