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Install Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Server

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Thomas Maurer
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Want to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Server? This is how you install WSL on Windows Server 2016 and higher.

https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2018/04/windows-subsystem-for-linux-on-windows-server/

 

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Your VPN step-by-step docs are great. I always link to them (TechNet forums) for users having setup issues.

 

 

Thanks Dave :) glad you like it!
Hi Thomas!

Quick correction - Microsoft did not add WSL until Windows Server v1709. Windows Server 2016 (LTS) does not have this feature unfortunately.

Yes, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is only available on Windows Server 2016 Build 1709 or later.

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