Microsoft has released a new version of Windows Server Insider Preview. Build 25197 is available for download as ISO from Windows Server Insider website with a VHDX. Even though this uses the same underlying kernel as the development of the Windows 11 Dev build, as usual there’s no changelog to speak of, so it’s unclear what’s there. again in this version.
The Server brand has still not been updated and remains Windows Server 2022 in preview. Additionally, Microsoft is asking Insiders to refer to these builds as vNext rather than Windows Server 2022 which is already in the market.
Microsoft has stated that the known issue from build 25192 that applies to the desktop experience has now been fixed, below is the known issue from the previous build that has been fixed:
“In this release, the Windows taskbar has a known issue where it can get out of sync with visible windows on the desktop. If you experience this, you can try using Alt-Tab to work around it and navigate the open windows. Windows. Restarting the system will put the taskbar back in sync, although the problem may reoccur after some time.”
- Overview of Windows Server VNext in ISO format in 18 languages,
and in VHDX format in English only.
- Windows Server Preview VNext VHDX
- Overview of Microsoft Server languages and optional features
- Windows 2110.2 Admin Center Preview
Keys are only valid for preview builds:
- Server standard: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
- Data center: 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67
To download, registered Insiders can go to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page here. You can also check the Getting started with the server page here on the Windows Insider for Business portal to register for the Windows Insider Program if you are not already registered.
The expiration date for this release has been updated to expire September 15, 2023.
Microsoft also asks server administrators to also review Windows Server vNext Datacenter: Azure Edition on the Microsoft Server Operating Systems Preview Offer on Azure. For more information, you can check the following link for Azure Auto-Management on Microsoft Docs.