How to download windows server 2019 update to 1903

Copper Contributor
I just want to download the full 1903 patch for Windows server 2019 and can't find it anywhere. It keep redirecting to Window 10. I am sure they are based of the same OS, but there should be a way to download it manually or force a server to use it.
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best response confirmed by Ben Thomas (MVP)

Windows Server 1903 is a semi-annual channel release that is a core only install.


Windows Server 2019 is a long term servicing branch release


Windows Server 1903 would need to be clean installed, there isn't a method to switch between long term and semi-annual.


 Links here as to where you can download Server 1903



I have same question. I need to find a solution about "patch management strategy for windows nodes in a hybrid Kubernetes cluster".

If you're running Semi-annual Channel releases (1803/1903) then you can in-place upgrade between releases.
But otherwise you should plan to redeploy your Windows Server K8s hosts when you require OS upgrades.
Hello Ben,

Thank you for your response. I appreciated it.


1903 whitemode so good.


Hi @yamahshii - what is whitemode?

I assume they're talking about 'Light Mode' in windows 10 1903 and nothing to do with SERVER

Hi, how are you able to download windows server update 1903 is it a patch or automatic update