Hyper-V RC availability on Windows Update April 8th

Good afternoon folks!


As you may know, Hyper-V Release Candidate (RC) was made available on March 19th via the Microsoft Download Center. Tomorrow, we are making the RC package available as an Optional Update via Windows Update for all Windows Server 2008 SKUs, available for interactive download. It will also be published (classified as an update) to WSUS.  Hyper-V RC is a feature-complete version that provides improved stability, usability and performance and enables users to test the support for additional guest operating systems. Find more details about Hyper-V and the RC here.


A couple of quick notes:

  • Hyper-V is now closer to RTM, but do note that it is still a pre-release version and is only intended to help evaluate the scenarios and get ready for the RTM version.  Hyper-V is still on target for RTM within 180 days of Windows Server 2008 (i.e. by August 2008).

  • The big benefit of applying this update is that systems wit Hyper-V RC can now smoothly upgrade to Hyper-V RTM when that becomes available.


For more detailed instructions, please refer to How to Install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate. 


And, just a reminder, you can always find information about new and changed updates that are released here under WSUS Updates.


The MUTeam

Comments (16)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Its already been available for direct download since 3/19, but the Microsoft Update team is making it available through WSUS and Windows Update on 4/8. Note that Microsoft labels Hyper-V RC as "feature complete". More info on the MU blog……

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    Cette semaine, en même temps que les mises à jour de sécurité, Windows Update a publié

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