Windows Server build 22518.1000

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Timebomb2022-09-15 (+286 days)
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Windows Server build 22518.1000 is an Insider Preview build of Windows Server based on the Nickel codebase. It was released to Windows Insiders on 8 December 2021 along with its client counterpart.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Key
Datacenter Server 2KNJJ-33Y9H-2GXGX-KMQWH-G6H67

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Voice access[edit | edit source]

A new feature named "voice access" has been added for navigating with Windows and authoring text by using human voice.

Features[edit | edit source]

Several previously available features have been rolled out to all users.

  • The ability for personalized combinations of emoji (initially introduced in Windows 11 build 22504).
  • The ability to display the clock and date on all connected monitors' taskbars (initially introduced in build 22509).

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • Several options have been added to File Explorer's right-click context menu:
    • "Install" for font files and .inf files.
    • "Install certificate" for .cer files.
    • "Map network drive" and "Disconnect network drive" for This PC.
    • "Disconnect" for network drives.
  • The performance of folder navigation has been improved.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The input switcher has been redesigned with Acrylic background.
  • Several buttons have been added at the bottom of the input switcher for invoking multiple input methods as well as the Language & region page in the Settings app.
    • This feature is only available to a subset of users, but can be enabled by running ViveTool from an elevated Command Prompt window and enable the 35500835 velocity ID.
  • The "Filter" dropdown menu in File Explorer, which initially appeared in Windows 11 build 22494, has been removed.
  • The visibility of the text in the recent searches flyout (if a contrast mode was enabled) has been improved.
  • The consistency of the background color of the command bar and menu dropdowns when a contrast mode was enabled has been improved.
  • A tooltip will be shown for truncated text in the recent search flyout when hovering over items in the layout.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The preview screen in text input section under Personalization page, which had been missing despite being announced since build 22504, has been added.
  • A new extra-large candidate height option for Simplified Chinese IME users has been added to text input section under Personalization page.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • An underlying platform change has been made to improve the overall performance and reliability of the input switcher for users using multiple keyboard languages and layouts.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]