Business Intelligence VPC Release 6

Microsoft has released a very interesting Virtual PC on her downloads site. Unfortunately you can't find it directly on their site, but I added the links so you can download it easily. In these VPC sits everything what Microsoft has at this moment for BI, among Office Enterprise 2007, SharePoint Portal server 2007, SQL server 2005 SP2, ProClarity 6.3 and PerformancePoint server 2007! Naturally you can only use these VPC for demonstration and evaluation aims. 

THE VPC exist from seven downloads:

Total download size is about 5 GB, the Administrator password which is necessary to logon is pass@word1 (and this VPC will expire on 8/17/2009 - Hopefully just in time for PPS v2). To run the VPC nicely, you actually need 4 GB internal memory. So what is different. Version 6 includes new demos and presenter scripts for different verticals. When you extract the files it creates an additional demos folder which now contains all of the scripts so you don't need to try and pull them off the VPC at all. It still has all of the same programs installed and configured which is very nice. Here is everything it contains and I highlighted the new items.


Presenter Scripts Applications Installed Sample Databases / Cubes
  • Business Intelligence “All-Up” Presenter Script
    • Financial Analyst
    • VP of Sales
    • Sales Representative
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Data Analyst
  • 2007 Microsoft Office System Launch Demo
  • Data Mining Deep Dive
  • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Demo
  • Banking Demo
  • Federal Government Demo
  • State & Local Government Demo
  • Healthcare Demo
  • Oil & Gas Demo
  • Retail Demo
  • Project REAL Sample Demos
  • SQL Server 2005 Demos
  • PerformancePoint Launch Demo
  • PerformancePoint Budgeting Demo
  • PerformancePoint CRM Demo
  • PerformancePoint MAP (Monitoring, Analytics, and Planning) Demo
  • PerformancePoint Planning Demo
  • PerformancePoint Planning Consolidation Demo
  • PerformancePoint Management Reporter Demo
  • PerformancePoint Sales Forecasting Demo
  • PerformancePoint Strategic Planning Demo
  • OfficeWriter Demo
  • PerformancePoint Hands-On Labs
  • New Account Load Demo
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Office Enterprise 2007
  • Office Visio 2007
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2007
  • SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (w/ SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)
  • SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins
  • SQL Server 2005 SharePoint Integration Add-in
  • ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3
  • ProClarity Dashboard Server 6.3
  • ProClarity Desktop Professional 6.3
  • ProClarity Web Professional 6.3
  • PerformancePoint Planning Server 2007
  • PerformancePoint Planning Add-In for Excel
  • PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler
  • PerformancePoint Monitoring Server
  • PerformancePoint Monitoring Scorecard Builder
  • OfficeWriter for Word Plug-In
  • OfficeWriter for Excel Plug-In
  • Project REAL Reference Implementation
  • Business Intelligence Metadata Samples
  • AdventureWorks
  • AdventureWorks_Mfg (for Lean Manufacturing)
  • AdventureWorksDW (for AdventureWorks data warehouse)
  • Camden (Local Government)
  • Contoso (for PerformancePoint Planning)
  • EP
  • Government_AppDB (PerformancePoint Planning)
  • HC
  • Healthcare_AppDB (PerformancePoint Planning)
  • OSS (Healthcare)
  • PDW (for PerformancePoint Planning)
  • PeoplSoft Financials_AppDB (PerformancePoint Planning)
  • PPS Launch (for PerformancePoint Planning)
  • PSFIN_Data_Mart
  • REAL_Source_Sample_V6 (for Project REAL)
  • REAL_Warehouse_Sample_V6 (for Project REAL)


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8 thoughts on “Business Intelligence VPC Release 6

  1. ipAddress

    I have a problem with unpacking the VPC keeps saying that i dont have space whan it's come to 6 packege. But I have 50 G free space. Cand help me? PLS


  2. Michael Burger

    If you are using an external hard drive try to partition it as NTFS first if it is currently FAT. FAT will only allow files up to 4GB.

  3. Red Bird

    Anyone else having a problem logging into the Virtual Machine? I use the username and password provided above, but it's saying that it's incorrect. I'm logging on to the Adventure-Works domain. Thoughts?

  4. Mike M

    When I unpack the VPC, I do not see a *.VMC file. Don't I need this to add it to Vitual Server? Am I missing something here or is it my newbie status.

  5. Regina Zamora

    Hi, I am experiencing the same problem when extracting the files, an error message appears saying the disk is full. I have 10gb free in the local system. Hope you can help me out on this. Thanks in advance

  6. Suresh

    I have a problem with unpacking the VPC keeps saying that "CRC failed in Business Intelligence VPC Release 6.vhd Unexpected end of archive..."


  7. Will definitely download! Business intelligence refers to the broad classification of applications and technology tools designed to collect, store and analyse raw business data, which can then be used to guide business decisions.
    Symtex Business Intelligence is delivered through a trusted and familiar environment that solves the business needs of organizations of all sizes. Powered by the flexibility and horsepower of Microsoft SQL Server and delivered through the trusted and familiar 2007 Microsoft Office system, our business intelligence solutions work together to provide value to all users across your organization.


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