Windows Server Images for February 2020

Applies to: Windows Server Azure Marketplace

Microsoft Windows Server Virtual Machine Images

Windows Server is the operating system that bridges on-premises environments with Azure services enabling hybrid scenarios and maximizing existing investments, including:

  • Unique hybrid capabilities with Azure to extend your datacenter and maximize investments
  • Advanced multi-layer security to help you elevate your security posture
  • Faster innovation for applications enabling Developers and IT Pros to create new and modernize their apps, and
  • Unprecedented Hyper-converged Infrastructure to evolve your datacenter infrastructure

For more information about Microsoft Windows Server plans and pricing please see the Azure Marketplace.

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Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
Windows Server 2016 images might have a performance issue after the computer first restarts. This began in November 2019 and is related to an OS code integrity operation. This issue is more pronounced on small Azure virtual machines (VM) (with lower throughput and I/O) and prevents the VM from being immediately usable after the first restart. The performance issue is mitigated in the February 2020 images and onwards. Please use the latest February 2020 Windows Server 2016 image once it is available from the Marketplace.
You might encounter issues when using Windows Server container images for this update. For more information on this issue, please see KB4542617.