Head on over to the TechNet Evaluation Center to download the ISO for Technical Preview 5 of Windows Server 2016 Essentials, but in the meantime here are some of the important details.
Windows Server Essentials, offers a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. An ideal first server, Windows Server Essentials can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses. Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 5 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities for Windows Server Essentials, allowing small businesses to be more productive.
As a reminder, these are early pre-release builds. Many of the features and scenarios are still in development. As such, these builds are not intended for production environments, labs, nor full evaluations. This is pre-released software; features and functionality may differ in the final release.
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Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 5 | 64-bit ISO
2. Register, then download and install the preview. Technical Preview 5 expires December 31, 2016.
3. Receive emails with resources to guide you through your preview
When moving from a previous version of Windows Server Essentials to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 5, you will need to uninstall the previous version for a clean installation of Technical Preview 5.
Upon installation, you will be prompted to activate. Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 5 will require a product key:
- Product Key: NYK9H-Y2FDB-2XKGC-F2XHK-WTT88