Microsoft has officially launched build 25967 of the Windows Server Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). This fresh build can be downloaded as an ISO file from the Windows Server Insider website. The new build also includes a VHDX format and is enriched with the Windows 11 as well as a Server Core installation option. Two versions, Datacenter and the Standard edition, are available for Server Core installation. Microsoft has also extended the shelf life of this build, which will not expire until September 15, 2024.
Noteworthy Features and Known Issues
While the release notes for this new build align with the notes from previous builds 25931, 25941, and 25951, Build 25967 carries a minor exception. For now, the Windows Server Preview shares the same build number as the current Windows 11 Insider Canary channel. If this pattern continues, we might not witness a fresh Server version until 2024 when Windows 12 is anticipated to be released.
Microsoft LTSC is a version of Windows, Office, and other services that does not receive any feature updates, only security and quality updates. It is designed for devices that need stability and consistency over time, such as medical equipment, industrial controllers, or air traffic control devices. Microsoft LTSC is supported for 10 years and has some new features, such as dark mode, accessibility improvements, and performance enhancements.
Download Availability and Expiration
For now, Microsoft's new product is not available for download in certain countries. The company has recently halted new sales in Russia. All provided keys are valid for preview builds exclusively.
Symbols can be found on the public symbol server as outlined in Microsoft's “Using the Microsoft Symbol Server” documentation. As previously stated, the expiration date for this Windows Server Preview build is September 15, 2024. Detailed information about the new release can be found in the official announcement and the new build can be downloaded from the Windows Server Insider website.