Microsoft had already announced WSL 2 in 2019 and currently offers it from Windows 10 Version 1903 (Build 18362) or newer. Windows Server 2022 is now also provided with official support in the latest builds. announced that Microsoft in the update notes otherwise not yet – but it was noticed after the first users installed the optional update for Windows Server 2022. In addition, a Microsoft employee reported and confirmed the start.
Support for all will follow from June 14th
The optional updates serve as a preview of changes that will be automatically distributed to all users on the next patch day. In the case of server update KB5014021, build number 20348.740, the changes contained in the optional update should then appear as a cumulative update on June 14th. The program manager Craig Loewen, who is responsible for the Windows subsystem for Linux at Microsoft, has already confirmed this on Twitter and also on Twitter Github brief information published on the innovations:
On Github it says:
“Hi folks, we’ve added support for WSL 2 distributions on Windows Server 2022! This is possible now by installing KB5014021. Currently this update is only available for seekers, and next month it will be deployed by default. Going forward, WSL will be both on both Windows Server and Windows Desktop SKUs. Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your energy and passion for WSL!”
To install the Windows Server 2022 KB5014021 update, go to Settings > Windows Update and manually search for optional updates there. Alternatively, the update is also available for manual installation in the Microsoft Update Catalog ready.
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