I now have the "Microsoft POC Jumpstart Kit" and am getting ready to start looking at windows 2008 and windows 7 deployment.
Have you tried to login to the POC server PoCserver Win7poc.com Administrator account with the provided password and failed?
If you have a UK Keyboard replace the @ with”, and you should be able to login.
I have installed Virtual PC 2007 sp1 on my windows XP pro desktop and the .VHD loaded fine.
I am now looking forward to getting a test environment setup to test some of the deployment options for windows 7 desktop.
There seems plenty of tools on the Microsoft site, some only for SA (Software Assurance) customers.