Introducing Windows Server 2025


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 Windows Server Blog:

Introducing Windows Server 2025!

Today, we are thrilled to announce the official name of the next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2025. Windows Server 2025 is driven by your feedback and your desire to embrace a hybrid, adaptive cloud. Here are a few areas we’re investing in:
  • Windows Server Hotpatching for everyone
  • Next Generation Active Directory and SMB
  • Mission Critical Data & Storage
  • Hyper-V & AI
  • And much more…
Today, we’re also releasing a new Windows Server Insider Build (v.26040) with the updated name, and there are a couple screenshots below. Sound interesting? Want to learn more? Here are some resources.


If you haven’t joined Windows Server Insider Program, there’s no better time than now! We release new builds every ~two weeks, and many new features are already in. Some features are still on the way, and when they land, you’ll hear about it through the Insider Program. Join the Windows Server Insider Program here: Get started with the Windows Insider Program for Windows Server - Windows Insider Program

If you want to learn more about Windows Server 2025, check out this Ignite session “What’s New in Windows Server vNext” which was the very first introduction to Windows Server 2025.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-server-news-and-best/in-case-you-missed-it-windows-se...

Cheers,

-Jeff Woolsey, Microsoft

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Twitter: @wsv_guy


Windows Server 2025 System Properties

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Windows Server 2025 Server Manager

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Windows Server 2025 Setup

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Hi there
Installing now -- It's valid till Sept 2024 so a decent tome to play with it and compare with the previous LTSC version. I like to convert these to workstations -- they perform a lot better than the bog standard desktop stuff --needs a little bit of fiddling to get rid of all the nag bits when running a server but it'sworth it for the performance and lack of bloat.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

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    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
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    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
I ran a Win 2k Server as a Workstation for my primary OS for a while. There were some good and bad from doing that, from what I can remember.

At one time, there was a website with instruction on how to get some of the Desktop OS functions working under the Server OS. Do they have something like that for the newer Server OSes?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (22631.3155)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuild
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 2700
    Motherboard
    ASRock B450 m/ac
    Memory
    32gb Crucial DDR4-3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GTX 2600 - 6gb
    Sound Card
    Sound BlasterX G6
    Other Info
    QNAP TS-469 Pro NAS
I ran a Win 2k Server as a Workstation for my primary OS for a while. There were some good and bad from doing that, from what I can remember.

At one time, there was a website with instruction on how to get some of the Desktop OS functions working under the Server OS. Do they have something like that for the newer Server OSes?
I'll post what I did for server 2022 and the latest one later.

It's not difficult and you can also run them as VM's too.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Hi there
Installing now -- It's valid till Sept 2024 so a decent tome to play with it and compare with the previous LTSC version. I like to convert these to workstations -- they perform a lot better than the bog standard desktop stuff --needs a little bit of fiddling to get rid of all the nag bits when running a server but it'sworth it for the performance and lack of bloat.

Cheers
jimbo
I did the same with Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012R2 with Server 2025, I can run alongside Windows 11 Pro for Workstations - not news as I did similar with the Server 2012 iterations.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    H-P
    CPU
    Pentium-G
    Memory
    8 GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Optiplex 9020 SFF
    Memory
    32 GB
I did the same with Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012R2 with Server 2025, I can run alongside Windows 11 Pro for Workstations - not news as I did similar with the Server 2012 iterations.
What is great with these is that especially if you run them from vhdx files they run easily and nicely from external devices. I use a 2 TB external Nvme (ssd type) device with a whole slew of Windows installs on it. Very fast too with decent NVME device. Portable too so switchable to different machines -- and no nag because of different hardware.


The 2022 server IMO is a bit better as you can extend the 180 day period 5 more times with slmgr rearm so you can use it decently as a permanent OS. However expiry in sept 2024 for the 2025 version is fine --better than a previous insider version that only allowed 30 days.

cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Folks, we are making security changes in Windows Server 2025 such as in Active Directory, File Servers, SMB to name a few. We’ve been messaging these changes, but in case you missed them, this thread is for you.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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