Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows 10 (NT 10.0)
Latest build10.0.14393.0
Release date2016-10-12
Support end2027-01-12
Client counterpart
Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows Server 2012 R2
Replaced by
Windows Server, version 1709 (SAC)
Windows Server 2019 (LTSC)

Windows Server 2016 is the server counterpart of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. After two and a half years of development, it was released on 12 October 2016 and is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2. It was succeeded by Windows Server, version 1709 in the semi-annual channel and Windows Server 2019 in the long-term servicing channel.

As with Windows 10, it now uses a new periodical release system, and as a result many builds after the RTM still identify themselves as Windows Server 2016. Builds for the multiple updates can be seen on their respective pages.

Nano Server[edit | edit source]

This version introduces Nano Server (codenamed Tuva), a massively cut down variant of the Windows operating system primarily designed to run in a container, but originally also capable of running in a classic virtual machine or real hardware. The new variant notably removes the entire GUI stack, only leaving behind an emergency text-based shell running in a custom-designed console host.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Technical Preview[edit | edit source]

Technical Preview 2[edit | edit source]

TP2 MSDN releases[edit | edit source]

Technical Preview 3[edit | edit source]

Technical Preview 4[edit | edit source]

Technical Preview 5[edit | edit source]

Pre-RTM[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

General availability[edit | edit source]

Post-RTM[edit | edit source]

Redstone 1[edit | edit source]

Redstone 2[edit | edit source]

The following builds are not part of Windows Server 2016 development, and are listed here for organization purposes only.