Install software on a virtual machine

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Job Description

You will be required to take the following actions to first build a clean Windows 7 VM:
• Download and install a trial of VMWare workstation (if you do not already have a vmware workstation license)
• Perform a clean install of Windows 7 x64 SP1 into the VMWare environment. Apply all patches. License file and media will be provided.
• Log into the Windows OS. Once logged in, obtain a snapshot of the VM machine
• Md5sum the .vmem file for the clean snapshot and place the md5sum in a text file. Compress the two files into a 7zip file.
• Upload the 7-zip file containing both the .vmem file and md5sum for the clean .vmem to a server using SFTP (WinSCP or FileZilla should work). You will be provided with the username and password of a server you can use to deliver the files.

Next, download and install trial editions of the following security software suites:
• Kaspersky PURE 3.0
• McAfee antivirus
• Symantec Antivirus
• Trend Micro

You will only install one product at a time. For each product:
• Select the free trial for the most fully featured option you can download as a free trial. Document the selection with a screenshot and a download URL.
• Install the software, completing all steps, including the required reboot of the machine.
• If the software does not ask you to reboot to finish the installation, please reboot anyway.
• Log into Windows and obtain a new snapshot using VMWare.
• Md5sum the .vmem file for the clean snapshot and place the md5sum in a text file. Compress the two files into a 7zip file.
• Upload the 7-zip file containing both the .vmem file and md5sum for the clean .vmem to a server using SFTP (WinSCP or FileZilla should work). You will be provided with the username and password of a server you can use to deliver the files.
• After each installation, revert to the clean snapshot.

Next, download and install trial editions of the following remote access software:
• Logmein
• GoToMyPC

You will only install one product at a time. For each product:
• Select the free trial for the most fully featured option you can download as a free trial. Document the selection with a screenshot and a download URL.
• Install the software, completing all steps, including the required reboot of the machine.
• If the software does not ask you to reboot to finish the installation, please reboot anyway.
• Log into Windows and obtain a new snapshot using VMWare.
• Md5sum the .vmem file for the clean snapshot and place the md5sum in a text file. Compress the two files into a 7zip file.
• Upload the 7-zip file containing both the .vmem file and md5sum for the clean .vmem to a server using SFTP (WinSCP or FileZilla should work). You will be provided with the username and password of a server you can use to deliver the files.
• After each installation, revert to the clean snapshot.

All uploaded .7z archives containing the .vmem files must be properly labeled . At the end of the project, you will be required to compress and upload the complete VMware virtual machine to the SCP server. Because of the likely size, it is preferred that the files archive be broken into 500-700MB chunks, each of which should be md5sum’d before sending.