I want to install the Sharepoint 2010 image here (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0C51819B-3D40-435C-A103-A5481FE0A0D2&displaylang=en), however, and this is a Sharepoint admin question, how can I handle the following:
-Upgrading SQL Server as new versions are released (I am a Technet member so make the most of the available downloads). -Is the WCF hotfix installed? This is meant to be installed before Sharepoint installation. -Is there any limitation, for dev purposes, of having all of these apps on one server/VM? I may want to split the AD to another VM in the future. Apart from the Sharepoint config changes, would this cause any other problems?
As I have licenses for Windows Server, I don't want to get caught in problems with activation. I am assuming I can do an upgrade to another version of Windows Server to avoid the 120 day limit?