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.
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.
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
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.
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: