Today Microsoft released Windows Server Insider preview build 17046 to Windows Server Insiders.
Windows Server Insider is part of the Long and Semi-Annual Channel release for Windows Server.
17046 build comes In two deployment formats:
The new build is also available as a .VHDX file that can easily add to a Hyper-V virtual machine.
If you plan to use the .VHDX file makes sure you use a generation 2 Virtual Machine and not 1.
And as always and 2.8GB ISO image of the new build is available.
Also with 17046 the new Windows Server Manager Web Interface known as Project Honolulu is available in a new technical preview edition.
Below you can see all the options.
What’s new with 17046
Build 17046 doesn’t come with new features except for new security and bug fixes.
Microsoft also announced with this build that auto update will be available in the future.
All keys are pre-configured In the ISO and VHDX files.
Long and Semi-Annual Channel
As Announced a few months ago, Windows Server will be available in two release modules.
- Long-Term Servicing channel – This Is the current and most familiar module where a new operating system version is released every 2-3 years with 5 years support cycle.
Semi-Annual Channel – This new module will offer two new releases every year with new features and roles, support will be available for 18 months.
The Semi-Annual Channel will only be available for Volume Licensing Customers with Software Assurance.
If you don’t have Software Assurance you can use Microsoft Azure where it’s available.
Make sure you use Generation 2 Virtual Machine In Hyper-V otherwise the VM will not boot.
To Download the new build, use the link below