In this blog post, I will walk you through the installing process of Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition.
Before we start, lets look at the three Windows Server 2022 editions, which are in preview as of this writing and should not be installed in production environment since Microsoft is providing the preview “as-is.”
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition Core
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition Core preview expands on the existing Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition Core by introducing new functionality such as SMB over QUIC and Azure Extended Networking. The hotpatching functionality from Windows Server Datacenter 2022: Azure Edition is built in, with the hotpatches starting later this summer. Learn more about everything that’s new. Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition Core is only available today on Azure and requires an Azure Automanage subscription. You must be a registered Windows Insider in order to create and use virtual machine images from this preview.
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition
Windows Server Datacenter 2022: Azure Edition contains the full Server Desktop experience and introduces new functionality such as SMB over QUIC and Azure Extended Networking. This image with the full Server Desktop experience does not support hotpatching. Learn more about everything that’s new. Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition is only available on Azure and requires an Azure Automanage subscription.
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter brings innovation to Windows Server that enables customers to run their existing and new business critical applications with confidence on Azure, on-premises and at the edge. Windows Server 2022 Datacenter brings the latest in security innovation, unique hybrid capabilities, and enhancements for modern applications. As a part of the release, we are bringing Secured-core to Windows Server to secure system running applications and services on Windows Server 2022. Secured-core builds on technologies such as System Guard and Windows Server Virtualization-based Security to minimize risk from firmware vulnerabilities and advanced malware. The new release also provides secured connectivity enabled by industry standard AES 256 encryption. Also, this release packs in significant improvements to Windows container runtime such as cross-version compatibility and containerization tools for .NET, ASP.NET and IIS applications.
In the Azure Marketplace, search for ‘Microsoft Server Operating Systems Previews and choose ‘Windows Server Datacenter 2022: Azure Edition.’
Offer – microsoftserveroperatingsystems-previews
Plan – windows-server-2022-azure-edition-core-preview
The icons look a bit different.
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