Microsoft resume availability of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019

From 13 November 2018 Microsoft began the re-release of the Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809.

In October Microsoft paused the rollout of both the Windows 10 bi-annual update and the new Windows Server 2019. This was due to reports from some users of missing files after they had tried updating to the latest available version.

Microsoft has now identified and fixed the reported issue and will resume availability of both products.

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With regards to the Windows 10 latest build release, Microsoft said:

“In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from the millions of devices on the Windows 10 October Update, and we have no further evidence of data loss.  Based on this data, today we are beginning the re-release of the October Update by making it available via media and to advanced users who seek to manually check for updates.”

Windows Server 2019 media will now also be available to volume licensing customers:

“Customers with a valid license of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809 can download the media from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)Azure customers will see the Windows Server 2019 image available in the Azure Marketplace over the coming week. [Microsoft] are also working to make the Windows Server 2019 evaluation available on the Microsoft Eval Center.”

Microsoft will be providing further updates via their blogs and social channels once the information is available.

These releases mark a revised start of the servicing timeline for both the Long-Term Servicing Channel and the Semi-Annual Channel. For more information please visit the Support Lifecycle page.


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Moving forward all feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education released in September 2018 have a 30-month servicing timeline.

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By Tom McEwing.

Tom is one of our Microsoft Licensing Specialists who advises our customers on how to get the most from their Microsoft volume licensing and contracts.