Insider Announcing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 20313 - March 17


Hello Windows Insiders!

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.

What's New

Please test Windows Server 2022 Standard and Datacenter In-place Upgrade

Customers can upgrade Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 physical and virtual machines to Windows Server 2022 using in-place upgrade via the Windows Server 2022 setup.exe and selecting “Keep personal files and apps”. We expect that all of the major roles such as DNS, DHCP, File and Storage Services, Hyper-V, and IIS will upgrade without any issues. We would like your feedback on in-place Upgrade from Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 to Windows Server 2022 – please try it and give us your feedback! Questions and Feedback:

Note that AD roles use a different process: Upgrade Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2016 | Microsoft Docs

To see the full list of features have been announced to date, please refer to the announcements for builds 20201 and 20206

Available Content
  • Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel Previewis 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
    • Datacenter: 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67
  • Windows Server Language Pack/Core App Compatibility FoD Preview
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.

Symbols: Available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server.

Expiration: This Windows Server Preview will expire October 31, 2021.

Known Issues

Shutdown Event Tracker is displayed every time a user logs on even when the user is a member of the administrators group and the user has closed the tracker window properly.
Auto Logon does not work correctly in some scenarios.

How to Download

Registered Insiders may navigate directly 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.

Read more: Announcing Windows Server Preview Build 20313


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