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Microsoft Windows Server versions.

Hello All,

 

In the early day's life was so simple. We only had a few different versions of Windows Server. But yesterday i was suppriesed to see another version of Windows Server. I was able to download "Windows Server version 1909", next to Windows server 2019 Oktober release. Does anyone know what this version is? I have installed it and it presents a core server but i can't find any information of why you would use this version. 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Ruud

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Re: Microsoft Windows Server versions.

This is the semi-annual channel version which is only available as Core installation option. 

Primary use case would be for container-hosting, IIS, Hyper-V.

Semi-Annual includes the most recent features, support lifecycle is shorter then the 10 years support for WS2019. So in fact like a normal Windows 10 version, WS2019 is in fact the equivalent to Windows 10 LTSC.

Windows Server 2019 is similar to the Windows Server 1809 Semi-Annual , first Semi-Annual version was afaik 1709, based on Server 2016 at this time.

 

See also https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started-19/servicing-channels-19 

Whats new in 1903 - to compare it with WS2019 (For 1909 this has not been published yet): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started-19/whats-new-in-windows-server-1903 

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Re: Microsoft Windows Server versions.

This is the semi-annual channel version which is only available as Core installation option. 

Primary use case would be for container-hosting, IIS, Hyper-V.

Semi-Annual includes the most recent features, support lifecycle is shorter then the 10 years support for WS2019. So in fact like a normal Windows 10 version, WS2019 is in fact the equivalent to Windows 10 LTSC.

Windows Server 2019 is similar to the Windows Server 1809 Semi-Annual , first Semi-Annual version was afaik 1709, based on Server 2016 at this time.

 

See also https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started-19/servicing-channels-19 

Whats new in 1903 - to compare it with WS2019 (For 1909 this has not been published yet): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started-19/whats-new-in-windows-server-1903 

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