Windows Server LTSC vNext Preview Build 20206 #SMB #WindowsServer #StorageSpacesDirect #WinServ #AzureHybrid   Leave a comment

A new build of the Windows Server vNext Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release that contains both the Desktop Experience and Server Core installation options for Datacenter and Standard editions Build 20206. There are a lot off under water improvements. like the SMB 3.1.1. protocol better security and performance capabilities. Extended Migration options.

Windows Server LTSC vNext Preview Build 20206

What is new :

  • File Services: SMB improvements
  • Storage Migration Services improvements
  • AFS Tiering support preview
  • Compress files copied over SMB with robocopy
  • SMB Direct + RDMA encryption

More in-depth on the improvements : https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/09/02/announcing-windows-server-vnext-preview-build-20206/

How to Download ?

Directly on the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewserver

Choose the LTSC ISO or VHDX, it’s a quick download and ready to start with.

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It is great that There are 18 languages for the server OS but personally I really hate this. keep your server English. Issues can easily be found and people can help you better but his is totally my opinion.

Windows Server vNext Long-Term Servicing Channel Preview is available in ISO format in 18 languages, and in VHDX format in English only.

The following keys allow for unlimited activations:
Standard: MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH
Datacenter: 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67

Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview The Server Core Datacenter and Standard Editions are available in the 18 supported Server languages in ISO format and in VHDX format in English only.

The following keys allow for unlimited activations:
Standard: V6N4W-86M3X-J77X3-JF6XW-D9PRV
Datacenter: B69WH-PRNHK-BXVK3-P9XF7-XD84W

 Windows Server LTSC vNext Preview Build 20206

How to Download

Registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.  See the Additional Downloads dropdown for Windows Admin Center and other supplemental apps and products. If you have not yet registered as an Insider, see GETTING STARTED WITH SERVER on the Windows Insiders for Business portal.

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