Microsoft has released a new build of Windows Server Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) Preview. Today’s build 25346 is now available for download as an ISO. Windows Server Insider website With VHDX. It includes both the (Windows 11) desktop experience as well as Server Core installation options for the Data Center and Standard editions.
As usual, there is no full changelog between builds to speak of but there is. A dedicated blog post. Windows Server Preview is now aligned with the Windows Insider Canary channel, which could indicate that we won’t see a new version of Server until next year when Windows 12 is expected to be released.
The branding has not yet been updated and remains as Windows Server 2022 in preview. In addition, Microsoft is encouraging Insiders to provide feedback in the Windows Server category and then in the appropriate subcategory. The company asks to indicate the build number you are providing feedback on with the title as shown in the example below.
[Server #####] Title of my feedback
Here’s what Microsoft revealed about the new build:
- This build has an issue where archiving event logs with the “wevetutil al” command causes the Windows Event Log service to crash, and the archive operation fails. The service must be restarted by executing “Start-Service EventLog” from an administrative command line prompt.
- If you have Secure Launch/DRTM codepath enabled, we do not recommend that you install this build.
Downloads may not be available in some countries. See Microsoft suspends new sales in Russia – Microsoft on the issues
- Windows Server Long Term Servicing Channel Preview In 18 languages in ISO format, and in VHDX format in English only.
- Windows Server Data Center Azure Edition Preview In ISO and VHDX format, English only.
- A preview of Microsoft Server languages and optional features
The keys: keys are only valid for preview builds.
- Server standard: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
- Data center: 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67
- Azure Edition does not accept keys.
Symbols: Available on public symbol server – see Using Microsoft Symbol Server.
Expiration: This Windows Server Preview will expire on September 15, 2023.
You can download the build. Hereand look for the official announcement. Here.