We are pleased to announce the release of Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1! This milestone release represents significant progress incorporating the feedback we received from you. We ask that you please install this build as soon as possible and provide feedback. As we approach RTM, now is the time more than ever to find and report issues and give us the best chance to incorporate your feedback into the product. This release is available as a download only. The images posted are DVD images and the recommended approach is to download and burn a DVD appropriate for your hardware.
Go to https://connect.microsoft.com and download the bits.