By Delia / Last update January 21, 2022

Microsoft has released a new build of the next Windows Server Long-Term Service Channel (LTSC) Preview, built on Windows 11 and including desktop experience and server core installation options for both Datacenter and Standard editions.

Microsoft has released the Windows Server Long Term Service Channel Preview ISO image for download in 18 languages and in VHDX format. The update is available on public symbol server and, when available, insiders with Azure subscriptions can also test the server product preview in the Microsoft Server OS Preview in the Azure Marketplace. Registered Insiders can also visit the Windows Server Insider Preview download page directly.

In this preview, the brand logo has not been updated and remains Windows Server 2022, however when reporting issues, Microsoft requires IT to use "VNext" instead of the currently marketed Windows Server 2022.

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How to download Windows Server VNext ISO

To download a Windows Server ISO image, follow these steps.

Go to the download page of the Microsoft Insider website.

Find "Microsoft Server Previews" and expand the drop-down menu to select the version you want to download.

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Here select “Windows Server VNext Preview ISO - Build 22538” and click “Confirm”.

Select the language (make sure to select the language given in Settings > Language), then select “Confirm” to start downloading.

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If you follow the above steps correctly, once request validated, you will be given the “Download Now” button.

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Click it, the ISO image file will start downloading in your browser, but please note that the link will expire after 24 hours.