Announcing Windows Server vNext Preview Build 18282

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Hello Windows Insiders! 

Today we are pleased to release the first Insider build of the Windows Server VNext Semi-Annual Channel release. 


New Content 

  • Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview The Server Core Edition is available in the 18 supported Server languages in ISO format and in English only in VHDX format.  
  • Server Core App Compatibility FoD Preview 


Symbols are available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server. Matching Windows Server container images will be available via Docker Hub. For more information about Windows Server containers and Insider builds, click here.   

Activation keys for preview releases are not yet available for activating Server Core operating systems from the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC). You may skip the activation key during setup and still have a fully functional build to test with. We will provide test activation keys in future builds. 


This build will expire December 14th, 2018. 


How to Download  


To obtain the Insider software downloads, registered Insiders may navigate to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.  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!  

Use your registered Windows 10 Insider device and use the Feedback Hub application. See Share Feedback on Windows Server via Feedback Hub for specifics. We also encourage you to provide feedback in this 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 are governed by the Insider Terms of Use. 

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