Announcing Windows Server Preview Build 20282

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are pleased to release a new build of the Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) Preview that contains both the Desktop Experience and Server Core installation options for Datacenter and Standard editions.

 

 

What's New

SConfig (server core configuration tool) now starts by default on Server Core. A user can opt-out from this behavior by using Set-SConfig cmdlet in PowerShell. In which case, the default shell will be PowerShell, as opposite to CMD in earlier version of Windows Server. An exception from this is when PowerShell is removed from the server, in which case CMD is launched by default.

 

Additionally, if user closes SConfig or PowerShell window, it will restart automatically, hence avoiding "black screen" (no shell) situation.

 

 

 

Available Content

  • Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel Preview is available in ISO format in 18 languages, and in VHDX format in English only.  The following keys allow for unlimited activations:
    • Server Standard: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
    • Datacenter: 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67
  • Windows Server Language Pack/Core App Compatibility FoD Preview

 

Keys: Keys are valid for preview builds only. After activation for the preview keys is disabled, you may still install and use preview builds for development and testing purposes without activating.

Symbols:  available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server

Expiration: This Windows Server Preview will expire October 31, 2021.

 

Known Issues

 

Shutdown Event Tracker is displayed every time a user logs on even when the user is a member of the administrators group and the user has closed the tracker window properly.

Auto Logon does not work correctly in some scenarios.

RESOLVED: Build-to-Build upgrade was failing after the introduction of Edge into the builds. The fix is in today's Insider build.

 

How to Download 

 

Registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.  See the Additional Downloads dropdown for additional supplemental apps and products. If you have not yet registered as an Insider, see GETTING STARTED WITH SERVER on the Windows Insiders for Business portal.

 

We value your feedback! 

The most important part of a frequent release cycle is to hear what's working and what needs to be improved, so your feedback is extremely valued. For Windows Server, use your registered Windows 10 Insider device and use the Feedback Hub application.  In the app, choose the Windows Server category and then the appropriate subcategory for your feedback. In the title of the Feedback, please indicate the build number you are providing feedback on as shown below:

     [Server #####] Title of my feedback

 

See Share Feedback on Windows Server via Feedback Hub for specifics. We also encourage you to visit the Windows Server Insiders space on the Microsoft Tech Communities forum to collaborate, share and learn from experts.

 

Terms of Use

This is pre-release software - it is provided for use "as-is" and is not supported in production environments. Users are responsible for installing any updates made available from Windows Update.   All pre-release software made available to you via the Windows Server Insider program is governed by the Insider Terms of Use.

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