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Microsoft has quietly started rolling out its Hyper-V Server 2019. Deployment began last Saturday, after company executives promised for months that the Hyper-V Server would be almost universally available, reports ZDNet.

The availability of Hyper-V Server 2019 was briefly announced on Microsoft’s Windows Server Insider blog. The server is available through the Microsoft Evaluation Center. On June 19, the Hyper-V Server will also come to subscribers of Visual Studio.

Windows Server 2019

The Hyper-V Server is a standalone product that contains virtualization-related roles. Hyper-V Server is free and includes the same hypervisor technology in the Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 2019. Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Server 2019/1809 as early as October 2, but then took the client and server versions offline due to reports of data loss in Windows 10 1809. At the beginning of November, Windows Server 1809/Server 2019 was relaunched, but without Hyper-V Server 2019.

Microsoft made the Windows Server 2019 available in January this year in the Evaluation Center. However, there was also a lack of Hyper-V Server 2019. Moreover, the company did not explain its absence. According to ZDNet, it sounded as if a number of errors had been found in the product, including problems with RDP.

On April 8th, a short message followed on the Windows Server blog, in which it was also reported that some problems had been found with the media. “We’re working on a solution. We’ll release it soon and put an update here. This has no effect on the Windows Server 2019 which is already available through the Evaluation Center,” so now Hyper-V Server 2019 is officially available. Microsoft advises everyone who has been able to download the original release to remove it and do a clean installation of the new version.

Windows Server 1903

Microsoft already made the Windows Server 1903 available in May. This is a six-monthly channel feature update for Windows Server. The operating system has been available in the Volume Licensing Service Center for anyone with Software Assurance since its release. 1903 is available for subscribers of Visual Studio via the download page of Visual Studio Subscriber. 1903 comes with updates around containers, improvements in application compatibility in Server Core and new features for the related GUI-based Windows Admin Center app.

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