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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.

 

 

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

Quick correction - Microsoft did not add WSL until Windows Server v1709. Windows Server 2016 (LTS) does not have this feature unfortunately.
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Yes, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is only available on Windows Server 2016 Build 1709 or later.