Windows Server Technical Preview and Hyper-V Server Technical Preview Expiration Extension


This download will allow you to continue using the Windows Server Technical Preview and Hyper-V Server Technical Preview from October 2014 without interruption until the next preview is available in May 2015.

To install to continue using Windows Server Technical Preview and Hyper-V Server Technical Preview.

  • You can either run the installer from the Download Center website, or save the download package to a local computer or share. If you save the download package to a local computer or share, double-click the installer program, Windows6.4-KB3056022-x64.msu.
  • When you are prompted by the Windows Update Standalone Installer dialog box to install the update, click Yes.
  • Read and accept the license terms. Click I accept. Installation requires a few minutes to finish.
  • Reboot after installing. System may require up to 5 minutes to respond.

Important Notes: If you installed HyperV server from ISO, you cannot use the .msu package to patch it. You will need to use DISM. Example: dism /online /add-package /packagepath:Windows6.4-KB3056022-x64.cab

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46447

UPDATE:

For DC GUI versions, needed to activate with the key from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview .

Installation Guidelines

Upon installation, you will be prompted to activate. A product key is not required for the ISO installation.

VHD installation requires the following product key:

JGNV3-YDJ66-HJMJP-KVRXG-PDGDH

Sometimes a reactivation is needed too (slmgr /ato)

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