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13 December 2016

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

Containers

  • Improved performance
  • Network management for containers has been simplified
  • Support for Windows containers on Windows 10

Nano Server

  • Update module to build Nano Server images with a better separation of physical host and guest virtual machine functionality and support for different Windows Server editions
  • Improved Recovery Console with separation of inbound and outbound firewall rules
  • You can now repair the configuration of WinRM in the Recovery Console

Networks

  • You can now mirror and route traffic to new or existing virtual appliances
  • Enables distributed firewalls and Network security groups similar to Azure
  • You can now manage the entire Software-defined networking stack with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Docker can now be used to manage Windows Server container networking

Management

  • You can now run PowerShell.exe locally on Nano Server
  • New Local Users & Groups cmdlets to replace the GUI
  • PowerShell debugging support
  • Adds support for security logging and transcription and JEA in Nano Server

Features

  • New "Encryption Supported" mode with more protections than for a normal virtual machine, but less than "Shielded" mode, while still supporting vTPM, disk encryption, Live Migration traffic encryption, and other features
  • Full support for converting existing non-shielded Generation 2 virtual machines to shielded virtual machines, including automated disk encryption
  • Shielded virtual machines are compatible with Hyper-V Replica

And further

  • Improved time accuracy in physical and virtual machines
  • Unknown fixes and enhancements

8 November 2016

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

Containers

  • Improved performance
  • Network management for containers has been simplified
  • Support for Windows containers on Windows 10

Nano Server

  • Update module to build Nano Server images with a better separation of physical host and guest virtual machine functionality and support for different Windows Server editions
  • Improved Recovery Console with separation of inbound and outbound firewall rules
  • You can now repair the configuration of WinRM in the Recovery Console

Networks

  • You can now mirror and route traffic to new or existing virtual appliances
  • Enables distributed firewalls and Network security groups similar to Azure
  • You can now manage the entire Software-defined networking stack with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Docker can now be used to manage Windows Server container networking

Management

  • You can now run PowerShell.exe locally on Nano Server
  • New Local Users & Groups cmdlets to replace the GUI
  • PowerShell debugging support
  • Adds support for security logging and transcription and JEA in Nano Server

Features

  • New "Encryption Supported" mode with more protections than for a normal virtual machine, but less than "Shielded" mode, while still supporting vTPM, disk encryption, Live Migration traffic encryption, and other features
  • Full support for converting existing non-shielded Generation 2 virtual machines to shielded virtual machines, including automated disk encryption
  • Shielded virtual machines are compatible with Hyper-V Replica

And further

  • Improved time accuracy in physical and virtual machines
  • Unknown fixes and enhancements
10.0.14300.1071 (rs1_release_svc.161014-1754)

11 October 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

6 October 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of the Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback and Microsoft Edge
  • Improved performance of push and local notifications, Hyper-V platform, and some social media websites using Microsoft Edge
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where mapping a drive from an elevated command prompt doesn’t work with administrator credentials
  • Fixes an issue causing movies that were ripped using the transport stream (.ts) format to play without sound in Windows Media Player and the Xbox One Media Player app.
  • Fixes an issue causing the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store
  • Fixes an issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixes an issue preventing some users from changing the default download location in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes an issue causing unnecessary notifications about fixing Microsoft account in Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixes additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, Windows shell, enterprise security, storage file system, Remote Desktop, core platform, Hyper-V platform, Windows Update for Business, display kernel, near field communication (NFC), input and composition, Bluetooth, Microsoft Lync 2010 compatibility, Windows Storage API, app registration, Trusted Platform Module, Group Policy, Internet Explorer 11, virtual private network (VPN), BitLocker, wireless networking, datacenter networking, Cortana, PowerShell, Active Directory, connection manager and data usage, Microsoft Edge, Windows Recovery Environment, file clustering, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, audio playback settings, DShow Bridge, app compatibility, licensing, cloud infrastructure, domain name system (DNS) server, network controller, USB barcode reader, and Adobe Flash Player

26 September 2016

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

Beyond the changes in the above changelogs, this was also added to the default desktop experience:

  • Windows Hello is now available for Windows Server 2016

Nano Server

  • You can now choose to install as Nano Server
  • Support for DNS Server and IIS server roles
  • Support for MPIO, VMM, SCOM, DSC push mode, DCB, Windows Server Installer and the WMI provider for Windows Update
  • Recovery Console now supports repairing network configurations
  • Windows PowerShell now comes with a module to make it easier to create new Nano Server images
  • Update module to build Nano Server images with a better separation of physical host and guest virtual machine functionality and support for different Windows Server editions
  • Improved Recovery Console with separation of inbound and outbound firewall rules
  • You can now repair the configuration of WinRM in the Recovery Console

Hyper-V

  • Hot add and remove of memory and Network Interface Controller
  • Virtual machines are now resilient, meaning they can keep running while their cluster fabric may fail
  • Rolling upgrade support
  • Hyper-V Containers are now encapsulated in a light weight virtual machine

Containers

  • Improved performance
  • Network management for containers has been simplified
  • Support for Windows containers on Windows 10

Networks

  • PacketDirect on 40G
  • NIC are converged across tenant and RDMA trafic
  • You can now mirror and route traffic to new or existing virtual appliances
  • Enables distributed firewalls and Network security groups similar to Azure
  • You can now manage the entire Software-defined networking stack with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Docker can now be used to manage Windows Server container networking

Storage

  • Virtual Machine Storage Path resiliency
  • Storage replica support
  • Storage Spaces Direct can now aggregate from Storage Spaces on other servers

Management

  • PowerShell now has a Package Manager
  • PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • Includes Windows Management Framework 5.0 April Preview and DSC Resource Kit
  • You can now run PowerShell.exe locally on Nano Server
  • New Local Users & Groups cmdlets to replace the GUI
  • PowerShell debugging support
  • Adds support for security logging and transcription and JEA in Nano Server

Security

  • Application authentication support for OAuth and OpenID Connect
  • Conditional control over access in the Active Directory Federation Services
  • Host Guardian Service provides security between the cloud and guest OS layers
  • Server-side support for HTTP/2
  • You can now restrict users to have permissions for specific tasks only with Just Enough Administration

Features

  • New "Encryption Supported" mode with more protections than for a normal virtual machine, but less than "Shielded" mode, while still supporting vTPM, disk encryption, Live Migration traffic encryption, and other features
  • Full support for converting existing non-shielded Generation 2 virtual machines to shielded virtual machines, including automated disk encryption
  • Shielded virtual machines are compatible with Hyper-V Replica

And further

  • Full OpenGL support including Remote Desktop Services for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Improved time accuracy in physical and virtual machines

And further

  • Improved reliability of background tasks and extensions for Microsoft Edge

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an licensing issue that prevents apps from activating
  • Fixes an issue that prevents changing display orientation after attaching a keyboard dock
  • Fixes an issue with scheduled update scans that are delayed during Connected Standby
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevent XAML apps from receiving keyboard input
  • Fixes an issue with event logging that creates very large virtual allocations
  • Fixes additional issues with Cortana, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Excel compatibility and the Korean Input Method Editor (IME)
10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)

15 September 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

13 July 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

12 July 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability of Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast, and Windows kernel
  • Improved support for video playback in certain apps that didn't render video correctly after resuming from sleep

Fixed issues

  • Fixed issue with some people seeing a black screen instead of the lock screen when resuming from connected standby
  • Fixed issue with DirectAccess where the Disconnect button appears in some cases when the connection isn't fully established
  • Fixed issue where local user accounts weren't locked after a number of failed sign in attempts
  • Fixed additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, networking and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, .NET Framework, Windows Secure Kernel Mode and Microsoft Print Spooler

29 June 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for Windows Media player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast and Windows kernel
  • Improved support for playback of video in some applications that did not render the video while the audio continued after resuming from sleep

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue with some users noticing a black screen instead of the lock screen, when resuming from connected standby
  • Fixes an issue where the DirectAccess Disconnect button appears sometimes even when the connection is not fully established
  • Fixes an issue where local user accounts weren’t locked out after a number of failed sign in attempts
  • Fixes additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, Authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Networking and Wi-Fi connectivity

28 June 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

14 June 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

And further

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback (in Groove and other apps), Maps app, Miracast and File Explorer
  • Improves Narrator's ability to read lists, hyperlinks and image info
  • Improved performance of loading websites in Internet Explorer 11 when using roaming user profiles

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue that would make balloon tip notifications appear in the left top corner of the screen
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent VPN from working correctly when switching between different network interfaces
  • Fixes an issue with location services that may cause apps like Maps to lag behind for the user's location
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and File Explorer
  • Fixes additional security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, SMB Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript and WPAD

2 June 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana and audio playback, Groove, Maps, Miracast and File Explorer
  • Improves Narrator's ability to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks and image information
  • Improved performance while loading pagesi n Internet Explorer 11 when roaming user profiles are in use

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that made balloon tip notifications appear on the upper left side of the screen
  • Fixes an issue that made VPN to now work properly when switching between network interfaces like Wi-Fi and cellular
  • Fixes an issue in location that caused apps to lag behind the user's actual location
  • Fixes additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and File Explorer

10 May 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

And further

  • Improved reliability in Cortana, Bluetooth, Shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Miracast and USB

Fixes issues

  • Fixes a memory leak caused by opening a PDF more than once
  • Fixes an issue with text alignment for RTL languages in Edge
  • Fixes an issue with Bluetooth after a PC is resumed from sleep
  • Fixes an issue that caused users to not get locked out after a number of failed sign ins
  • Fixes an issue that caused some CompactFlash cards to got corrupted
  • Fixes security issues in kernel mode drivers, remote procedure calls, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell, Windows Journal, Virtual Secure Mode, Schannel and Jscript

27 April 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

Containers

  • Improved performance
  • Network management for containers has been simplified
  • Support for Windows containers on Windows 10

Nano Server

  • Update module to build Nano Server images with a better separation of physical host and guest virtual machine functionality and support for different Windows Server editions
  • Improved Recovery Console with separation of inbound and outbound firewall rules
  • You can now repair the configuration of WinRM in the Recovery Console

Networks

  • You can now mirror and route traffic to new or existing virtual appliances
  • Enables distributed firewalls and Network security groups similar to Azure
  • You can now manage the entire Software-defined networking stack with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Docker can now be used to manage Windows Server container networking

Management

  • You can now run PowerShell.exe locally on Nano Server
  • New Local Users & Groups cmdlets to replace the GUI
  • PowerShell debugging support
  • Adds support for security logging and transcription and JEA in Nano Server

Features

  • New "Encryption Supported" mode with more protections than for a normal virtual machine, but less than "Shielded" mode, while still supporting vTPM, disk encryption, Live Migration traffic encryption, and other features
  • Full support for converting existing non-shielded Generation 2 virtual machines to shielded virtual machines, including automated disk encryption
  • Shielded virtual machines are compatible with Hyper-V Replica

And further

  • Improved time accuracy in physical and virtual machines
  • Unknown fixes and enhancements

And further

  • Improved compatibility with apps
  • Improved upgrade experience
  • Improved reliability of reminders
  • Improved interface for data usage
  • Updates the Daylight Savings to reflect changes to Daylight Saving in some countries

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where upgrading to Windows 10 would cause the devise to lose data connections or touch input
  • Fixes an issue where the SD card was not recognized
10.0.10586.240 (th2_release.160419-1525)

12 April 2016

And further

  • Support for visual voicemail on dual SIM phones
  • Improves reliability of Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, wireless LAN, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, logon, Bluetooth, network connectivity, map apps, video playback, Cortana, USB, Windows Explorer and Narrator
  • Improves discoverability of printers when a device is waked up from sleep
  • Improved security for CSRSS to prevent security bypass

Fixed issues

  • Fixes connectivity issues with USB devices when Windows restarts
  • Fixes issues with the lock screen
  • Fixes issues with revised daylight saving
  • Fixes multiple issues with shutdown delays, Narrator, Cortana, roaming data usage, buying apps in the Store, video playback, facial recognition, Bluetooth pairing, Microsoft Edge, logon, Internet Explorer 11, Live Tile updates, .NET Framework and Microsoft Installer
  • Fixed multiple security issues with Security Account Manager Remote Protocol, HTTP.sys, secondary logon, Microsoft Graphics component, .NET Framework, CSRSS, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

8 March 2016

And further

  • Improved support for wearables, apps and Bluetooth to access contacts
  • Improved reliability for Narrator and app installation
  • Improved performance for hibernation, content entry in apps and downloading and installing updates

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that prevented a Windows 10 PC loging in on an Xbox
  • Fixes a security issue created by attempting to play corrupted content
  • Fixes a security issue in Microsoft Edge while viewing a PDF that allowed for a remote code execution attack
  • Fixes multiple issues with the .NET Framework, Internet Explorer 11 and networking
  • Fixed multiple security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, the .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon, PDF library and Adobe Flash Player

1 March 2016

And further

  • Improved reliability for the OS, Windows Update installation, startup, OOBE, authentication, hibernation, shutdown, kernel, Start menu, storage, Windows Hello, display modes, Miracast, AppLocker, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, networking and File Explorer
  • Improved performance of video thumbnail generation, NetLogon, Windows Store and standby power consumption
  • Extended support for wearables, displays and printers
  • Windows will now reset app default in case of corruption and streamlined notifications about said corruptions
  • Improved quality of Cortana's voices and translations into multiple languages
  • Improved support for apps, fonts, graphics and display, airplane mode, Group Policy, PowerShell MDM, Windows Journal, Microsoft Edge, printing, touch display, roaming credentials, Push-Button Reset, Windows UX, local and streaming video, audio quality, error reporting, USMT and VHD creation

Fixes issues

  • Fixes an issue where favorites are lost after updating
  • Fixes multiple issues that caused apps to fail to launch, update or allow in-app purchases

9 February 2016

And further

  • Links the "Learn more" link in Windows Update to the Windows version history page
  • Improved security in the Windows kenel

Fixed issues

  • Fixes issues with authentication, update installation, and OS installation
  • Fixes a bug where Edge would cache visited URLs in InPrivate-mode
  • Fixes an issue where the Windows Store and Windows Update wouldn't allow simultaneous installs
  • Fixes a security issue that allowed remode code execution
  • Fixes a security issue in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that allowed code to be installed from malicious websites
  • Fixes additional issues with Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Edge and the taskbar
  • Fixes additional issues with the .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers and WebDAV

27 January 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

19 January 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

12 January 2016

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

17 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

9 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

8 December 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

17 November 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

10 November 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements
10.0.10586.3 (th2_release_sec.151104-1948)

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

Beyond the changes in the above changelogs, this was also added to the default PC experience:

  • The DirectUI-based start menu has been replaced with the XAML-based start menu from Windows 10 build 9926 and above

Nano Server

  • Support for DNS Server and IIS server roles
  • Support for MPIO, VMM, SCOM, DSC push mode, DCB, Windows Server Installer and the WMI provider for Windows Update
  • Recovery Console now supports repairing network configurations
  • Windows PowerShell now comes with a module to make it easier to create new Nano Server images

Features

  • Hyper-V Containers are now encapsulated in a light weight virtual machine

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

8 September 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

And futher

  • Extends the timebomb date to cover the time until the Technical Preview 2 release
  • Unknown fixes and improvements

19 August 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

The following features from the PC version are not available in this build:

  • The XAML-based start menu

Features

  • Windows Server Containers
  • Support for authentication of users stored in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol directories

11 August 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

14 July 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

9 June 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

12 May 2015

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

4 May 2015

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

The following features from the PC version are not available in this build:

  • The XAML-based start menu

Installation and updates

  • You can now choose to install as Nano Server

Hyper-V

  • Hot add and remove of memory and Network Interface Controller
  • Virtual machines are now resilient, meaning they can keep running while their cluster fabric may fail
  • Rolling upgrade support

Networks

  • PacketDirect on 40G
  • NIC are converged across tenant and RDMA trafic

Storage

  • Virtual Machine Storage Path resiliency
  • Storage replica support
  • Storage Spaces Direct can now aggregate from Storage Spaces on other servers

Management

  • PowerShell now has a Package Manager
  • PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • Includes Windows Management Framework 5.0 April Preview and DSC Resource Kit

Security

  • Application authentication support for OAuth and OpenID Connect
  • Conditional control over access in the Active Directory Federation Services
  • Host Guardian Service provides security between the cloud and guest OS layers
  • Server-side support for HTTP/2
  • You can now restrict users to have permissions for specific tasks only with Just Enough Administration

And further

  • Full OpenGL support including Remote Desktop Services for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
10.0.10074.0 (fbl_impressive_srvr.150506-1550)

11 April 2015

And futher

  • Extends the timebomb date to cover the time until the Technical Preview 2 release
  • Unknown fixes and improvements

9 December 2014

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

18 November 2014

And futher

  • Unknown fixes and improvements

1 October 2014

Windows 10 changelogs

As this build is based on the PC version of Windows 10, the following changelogs also apply to Server:

And further

  • Initial release