Today we are pleased to release a new build of the next Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) Preview that contains both the Desktop Experience and Server Core installation options for Datacenter and Standard editions, and Azure Edition for VM evaluation. Branding has not yet been updated and remains as Windows Server 2022 in this preview - when reporting issues please refer to "VNext" rather than Windows Server 2022 which is currently in market.
The Azure Edition ISO was updated but there were technical difficulties with the VHDX. The previous build of the VHDX will remain live for now. An updated VHDX file should be available with the next Insider release.
Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel Preview in ISO format in 18 languages, and in VHDX format in English only.
Windows Server Datacenter Azure Edition Preview in ISO and VHDX format, English only.*
Microsoft Server Languages and Optional Features Preview
*Windows Server Azure Edition is a special version of Windows Server built specifically to run either as an Azure IaaS Virtual Machine (VM) in Azure or as a VM on an Azure Stack HCI cluster. Unlike the traditional Standard or Datacenter editions, Azure Edition is not licensed to run on bare metal hardware, on Windows client Hyper-V, or Windows Server Hyper-V, or run on third party hypervisors or within 3rd party Clouds. You may install these previews in a VM for testing and evaluation purposes only. When evaluating Azure Edition VMs not running on Azure Stack HCI or in Azure, you will receive expected error messages when logged into the VM, in Windows Admin Center, and in the System event log and the VM will not activate its license. The ISO may be used to test upgrade or to create your own VM images for testing.
The most important part of the 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 or Windows 11 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 to ensure that your issue is attributed to the right version:
Microsoft collects this information over the internet to help keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements. Microsoft server operating systems can be configured to turn diagnostic data off, send Required diagnostic data, or send Optional diagnostic data. During previews, Microsoft asks that you change the default setting to Optional to provide the best automatic feedback and help us improve the final product.