Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 is the latest version of the Windows Server server operating system by Microsoft, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. It succeeded Windows Server 2016, announced on March 20, 2018 and being officially released to the public on October 2, 2018.

Windows Server 2019
A version of the Windows NT operating system
Windows Server 2019 logo.svg
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Screenshot of Windows Server 2019 with Desktop Experience
DeveloperMicrosoft
OS familyMicrosoft Windows
Working stateCurrent
General
availability
October 2, 2018; 23 months ago (2018-10-02)[1]
Latest release10.0.17763 / October 2, 2018; 23 months ago (2018-10-02)[2]
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
Official websitemicrosoft.com/windowsserver
Support status
  • Start date: November 13, 2018[3]
  • 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.[4] It was released for general availability on October 2 of the same year.[1]

On October 6, 2018, distribution of Windows version 1809 (build 17763[5]) was paused while Microsoft investigated an issue with user data being deleted during an in-place upgrade.[6] 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.[7] As Windows Server 2019 is based on the Windows version 1809 codebase, it too was removed from distribution at the time,[8] but was re-released on November 13, 2018.[9] The software product life cycle for Server 2019 was reset in accordance with the new release date.[8]

FeaturesEdit

Windows Server 2019 has the following new features:[10][11][12]

  • 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:

Web browserEdit

Microsoft Edge did not support Server 2019 at release. As Microsoft considers Internet Explorer 11 a "compatibility layer," not a browser, Windows Server 2019 shipped without any web browser. Edge added support in January 2020, but Server 2019 does not install it by default, meaning the operating system still does not include a web browser. Microsoft markets to and encourages server and enterprise users to install Edge.[14] For workstation users, Microsoft prefers the Pro for Workstations edition of Windows 10, instead of using Windows Server.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Windows Server 2019 – now generally available!". Windows Server Blog. October 2, 2018. Archived from the original on January 4, 2020. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Windows Server 2019 – now generally available!". Archived from the original on January 4, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Microsoft Product Lifecycle". Microsoft Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on October 2, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview". Windows Server Blog. March 20, 2018. Archived from the original on December 23, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "What's New in Windows 10, build 17763 - UWP apps". docs.microsoft.com. Archived from the original on June 1, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake". ComputerWorld. Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Updated version of Windows 10 October 2018 Update released to Windows Insiders". Microsoft. Archived from the original on October 9, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Windows 10 Update History". Archived from the original on December 18, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Resuming the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update". Windows Experience Blog. November 13, 2018. Archived from the original on June 28, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "What's new in the Windows Server Insider Preview Builds - Windows Insider Program". docs.microsoft.com. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Morimoto, Rand (March 22, 2018). "Top 6 features in Windows Server 2019". Network World. Archived from the original on September 23, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  12. ^ Foley, Mary Jo. "New Windows Server 2019 test build adds more clustering features". ZDNet. Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  13. ^ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsdeveloper/2018/12/11/windows-server-2019-includes-openssh/
  14. ^ "Download Microsoft Edge for Business - Microsoft". Microsoft Edge for Business. Microsoft. Retrieved September 11, 2020.