Windows Server 2022

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Windows Server 2022
Version of the Windows NT operating system
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Windows Server 2022 desktop with Start menu
DeveloperMicrosoft
Written inC, C++, C#, Assembly language
OS familyMicrosoft Windows
Working stateCurrent
Source modelClosed-source
General
availability
August 18, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-08-18) (Official release)[1]
Latest release10.0.20348.1194 / October 25, 2022; 44 days ago (2022-10-25)[2]
Marketing targetBusiness
Available in110 languages
Update method
Package managerWindows Package Manager
Platformsx86-64
Kernel typeHybrid (Windows NT kernel)
Default
user interface
Windows Shell
LicenseProprietary
Preceded byWindows Server 2019 (2018)
Official websitewww.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2022
Support status
Start date: August 18, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-08-18)[1]

Mainstream support: Until October 13, 2026; 3 years' time (2026-10-13)

Extended support: Until October 14, 2031; 8 years' time (2031-10-14)[3]

Windows Server 2022 or Windows Server 2022 Edition is the tenth and latest major long term servicing channel (LTSC) release of the Windows Server operating system by Microsoft, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was announced at Microsoft's Ignite event from March 2, 2021, to March 4, 2021.[4] It was released on August 18, 2021,[1][3] almost three years after Windows Server 2019, and a few months before Windows 11.

Windows Server 2022 is derived from the Windows 10 codebase and, like its predecessors, is only compatible with 64-bit processors.

History[edit]

On February 22, 2021, Microsoft announced Windows Server 2022 would release on March 2.[4]

On March 3, 2021, Microsoft announced Windows Server 2022 would release as a preview build on Windows Update. Windows Server 2022 was launched for general customer availability on August 18, 2021.[1][3]

In September 2021, Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2022 is set for March 2022.[5]

In June 2022, Microsoft released optional "C" updates for users to test upcoming fixes for Windows Server 2022 (KB5014665). While these updates address connectivity issues when using Wi-Fi hotspots after installing Windows updates, there have also been reported issues with LLTP/SSTP VPN clients and RDP failing to connect after deploying these updates.[6]

Features[edit]

Windows Server 2022 has the following features:[7][5]

Security[edit]

  • TPM 2.0[8]
  • Secured-core server; Credential Guard and Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI).[9]
  • UEFI Secure Boot[10]
  • Boot DMA Protection[11]
  • DNS-over-HTTPS[10]
  • AES-256 encryption on SMB[10]

Storage[edit]

Cloud[edit]

  • Azure hybrid capabilities

Editions[edit]

Essentials[edit]

Only available through Microsoft OEM partners.[12]

Standard[edit]

  • Intended for physical or weakly virtualized environments
  • Only two virtual machines and one Hyper-V host are usable.[5]

Datacenter[edit]

  • Intended for highly virtualized data centers and cloud environments

Azure Datacenter[5][edit]

Hardware requirements[edit]

Minimum[13][14][edit]

Hardware Requirement
CPU 1.4 GHz x86-64 processor
RAM 2 GB
Disk At least 32 GB free space
Graphics 1024 x 768 pixels display
Network
  • A wireless adapter that supports 802.11, or
  • An Ethernet adapter capable of at least 1 gigabit per second throughput, or
  • NIC card with a minimum bandwidth of 1 Gbit/s[5]
BIOS UEFI 2.3.1c-based system and firmware that supports secure boot
Security Trusted Platform Module 2.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Windows Server release information". Microsoft Docs. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "October 25, 2022—KB5018485 (OS Build 20348.1194)". Microsoft Support. Microsoft. October 25, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c GitHub-Name. "Windows Server 2022 - Microsoft Lifecycle". Microsoft Docs. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Announcing Windows Server 2022—now in preview". Microsoft Windows Server Blog. March 2, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d e "10 New Things in Windows Server 2022 to Know". Geekflare. November 11, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  6. ^ Sergiu Gatlan (June 24, 2022). "June Windows preview updates fix VPN, RDP, RRAS, and Wi-Fi issues". Bleeping Computer. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  7. ^ dknappettmsft. "What's new in Windows Server 2022". Microsoft Docs. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  8. ^ "Announcing Windows Server 2022—now in preview". Microsoft Windows Server Blog. March 2, 2021.
  9. ^ "Protect your infrastructure with Secured-core server". TECHCOMMUNITY.MICROSOFT.COM. March 2, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c robinharwood. "What's new in Windows Server 2022". learn.microsoft.com. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  11. ^ "Windows Server 2022 has Very Interesting Security Features". Altaro DOJO | Hyper-V. October 22, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  12. ^ "Windows Server 2022 Licensing & Pricing | Microsoft". www.microsoft.com. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Simon Bisson (September 30, 2021). "Windows Server 2022: A cheat sheet". TechRepublic. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  14. ^ dknappettmsft. "Hardware requirements for Windows Server". Microsoft Docs. Retrieved January 12, 2022.

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