Microsoft’s server OS Windows Server 2022 will be provided with updates for ten years. It can also be tried out for 180 days.
Microsoft has released all three versions of Windows Server 2022 to customers now: Server 2022 Standard, Datacenter and Datacenter Azure Edition. The operating system is again aimed at companies that want to install the OS locally and connect as little as possible to the Microsoft cloud.
Windows Server 2022 support will be guaranteed for a maximum of ten years – without bi-annual content patches. Mainstream support ends on 13 October 2026, while Long Term Support (LTS) is provided until 14 October 2031. The OS can be downloaded as an ISO image and tried and assessed for about 180 days. It reports as version 21H2, The Register has found out.
Nested Virtualisation for AMD
Server 2022 is thus based on Windows 10 and its user interface. If the OS with GUI module is used, the familiar left-hand start menu of Windows 10 will present itself accordingly and not the revised design of Windows 11. Chromium Edge is also used instead of Microsoft Edge.
Windows Server 2022 will be able to take on several new server roles. The OS supports DNS-over-HTTPS and AES-256 GCM/CCM encryption for Server Message Block (SMB). Nested Virtualisation is now supported on Intel and AMD processors. Hyper-V, for example, can be hosted in a virtual machine. The Windows service is also important for the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Windows Containers for Kubernetes are also being revised. The container image is to be reduced in size. The support of Azure AD in containers will also be expanded and IPv6 support introduced for it. Windows Server 2022 will support a maximum of 48 TByte memory, 2,048 logical cores and 64 physical CPU sockets.