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What’s the best and cheapest way to get a copy of windows server 2003?
I’m currently only studying for the MCDST but I have a spare PC and wanted to install server 2003 just to get some practise using active directory. I installed and used server 2000 whilst at uni so figured I’d probably be ok with server 2003.
I was looking at buying some of the later books for the MCSA/MCSE courses as I note these come with a free 180 day trial versions of Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.
Ideally I’d buy the box set of 5 books MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294): Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Core Requirements, Second Edition: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Core Requirements (Paperback) ON Amazon I can get this for £80 this is the cheapest way.
Can anyone tell me with the box set do you only get one copy trial version or 5 copies?
You might think what a silly question and sorry to ask but I figured if you only get one copy of the trial version I could for not much more buy all the books separately and then get 5 separate copies of the trail version.
I ask this assuming the trial versions supplied with the books can only be installed once? Is this correct or not? Therefore having more copies would mean I could use it for longer of course this does mean reinstalling it every 180 days but that helps with practise I guess.
If anyone can help with this or if they know were I could get a full copy for free please let me know I’d be very grateful.