- Windows Server Preview Build 25197 ISOs are currently available for download in 18 languages and in VHDX format for users to try out.
- According to the announcement, This version of Windows Server Preview will expire on September 15, 2023.
- The Microsoft team asked users to call it “VNext” rather than Windows Server 2022 as the brand hasn’t been updated yet.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows Server Preview Build 25197, which contains Desktop Experience and Server Core installation options for Datacenter and Standard editions. It’s called Windows Server 2022 in the preview because the brand hasn’t been updated yet but the Microsoft team prefers to refer it to VNext rather than Windows Server 2022.
The ISO is available in 18 languages and in VHDX format in English only. Downloads to some countries may not be available due to Microsoft’s suspension of sales in Russia. An issue in Preview Build 25192 is now fixed in Preview Build 25197:
“In this release, the Windows taskbar has a known issue where it can get out of sync with visible windows on the desktop. If you encounter this problem, you can try using Alt-Tab to work around the problem and navigate through open windows. Restarting the system will bring the taskbar back into sync, although the issue may reoccur after some time. »
The available downloads are:
- Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel Overview in ISO format in 18 languages, and in VHDX format in English only.
- Overview of Microsoft Server languages and optional features
Keys valid for preview builds only:
- Server standard: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
- Data center: 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67
This preview of Windows Server will expire on September 15, 2023. Microsoft also said:
“This is pre-release software, it is provided for “as is” use and is not supported in production environments. Users are responsible for installing all updates that may be made available from Windows Update. »