Windows Server

The Windows Server operating system and components such as Remote Desktop Services and Active Directory

Windows Server

The Windows Server operating system and components such as Remote Desktop Services and Active Directory

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The installation modes of Windows Server 2019 are supported by different servicing channels, which control how often new features are delivered and how long each version is supported

Illustration shows likely releases and retirements of Windows Server software

Universal Windows drivers, which may affect driver installation and updating, are required beginning with Windows version 1809

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 leave Extended support in Jan. 2020; organizations need to migrate servers and applications or pay for Extended Security Updates to minimize risks

Illustration shows likely releases and retirements of Windows Server software

Windows Server 2019 and 1809 experienced the same recall as Windows 10 version 1809, with a slightly different impact

Chart shows server application versions and their announced eligibility for Microsoft product support on versions of Windows Server and SQL Server

The Remote Desktop Web client, now generally available, enables Web-based access to Windows desktops and applications hosted by Remote Desktop Services for most modern browsers

Windows Server 2008 SP2 will move to single monthly rollup updates, similar to other supported Microsoft operating systems

A new offering could help customers who have not upgraded some server products that face support end-of-life