Windows Server 2019 is the latest version of the server operating system by Microsoft, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

Windows Server 2019
A version of the Windows NT operating system
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DeveloperMicrosoft
OS familyMicrosoft Windows
Working stateCurrent
General
availability
October 2, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-10-02)[1]
Latest release10.0.17763 / October 2, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-10-02)[2]
Latest preview10.0.17744 / August 28, 2018; 13 months ago (2018-08-28)[3]
Marketing targetBusiness
Update methodWindows Update
Platformsx86-64
Kernel typeHybrid (Windows NT kernel)
Default user interfaceWindows shell (Graphical)
Windows PowerShell (Command line)
Preceded byWindows Server 2016 (2016)
Official websitemicrosoft.com/windowsserver
Support status
  • Start date: November 13, 2018[4]
  • Mainstream support: Until January 9, 2024
  • Extended support: Until January 9, 2029

Development and releaseEdit

Windows Server 2019 was announced on March 20, 2018, and the first Windows Insider preview version was released on the same day.[5] It was released for general availability on October 2, 2018.[6]

On October 6, 2018, distribution of Windows version 1809 (build 17763[7]) was paused while Microsoft investigated an issue with user data being deleted during an in-place upgrade.[8] It affected systems where a user profile folder (e.g. Documents, Music or Pictures) had been moved to another location, but data was left in the original location.[9] As Windows Server 2019 is based on the Windows version 1809 codebase, it too was removed from distribution at the time,[10] but was re-released on November 13, 2018.[11] The software product life cycle for Server 2019 was reset in accordance with the new release date.[10]

FeaturesEdit

Windows Server 2019, version 1903 has the following new features:[12][13][14]

  • Container services:
    • Support for Kubernetes (stable; v1.14)
    • Support for Tigera Calico for Windows
    • Linux containers on Windows
  • Storage:
    • Storage Spaces Direct
    • Storage Migration Service
    • Storage Replica
    • System Insights
  • Security:
    • Shielded Virtual Machines
    • Improved Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
  • Administration:

Version historyEdit

Version Release date
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17623 March 20, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17627 March 24, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17666 May 15, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17692[15] June 19, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17709[16] July 10, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17713[17] July 16, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17723[18][19] July 31, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17733[20][21] August 14, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17738[22][23] August 21, 2018
Old version, no longer supported: 10.0.17744 August 28, 2018
Current stable version: 10.0.17763[2] October 2, 2018
Legend:
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/10/02/windows-server-2019-now-generally-available/
  2. ^ a b "Windows Server 2019 – now generally available!". Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17744 - Windows Experience Blog". blogs.windows.com. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Microsoft Product Lifecycle". Microsoft Support. Microsoft.
  5. ^ Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview – Windows Server Blog
  6. ^ Windows Server 2019 – now generally available!
  7. ^ What's New in Windows 10 for developers, build 17763
  8. ^ "Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake". ComputerWorld. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Updated version of Windows 10 October 2018 Update released to Windows Insiders". Microsoft. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Windows 10 Update History
  11. ^ Resuming the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
  12. ^ What’s New in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Builds | Microsoft Docs
  13. ^ https://www.networkworld.com/article/3265052/data-center/top-6-features-in-windows-server-2019.html
  14. ^ New Windows Server 2019 test build adds more clustering features | ZDNet
  15. ^ Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17692 - Windows Experience Blog
  16. ^ Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17709 - Windows Experience Blog
  17. ^ Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17713 - Windows Experience Blog
  18. ^ Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17723 - Windows Experience Blog
  19. ^ Microsoft releases new Windows Server 2019 test build, plus Windows 10 'Redstone 5' ISOs | ZDNet
  20. ^ Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17733 - Windows Experience Blog
  21. ^ Microsoft releases Windows Server and SDK Preview build 17733 [Update] - Neowin
  22. ^ Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17738
  23. ^ "Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview build 17738 is out - here's what's new". Neowin. Retrieved August 26, 2018.