WSL arrives on Windows Server!

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Rich

We are very excited to announce that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is now available on Windows Server!

Using WSL, Windows Server administrators, devops engineers, developers, etc., will be able to run their favorite Linux tools, apps, and scripts, alongside their favorite Windows admin tools. This will make it easier than ever before to automate, control, manage, and deploy an ever broader portfolio of technologies & tools atop Windows Server.

Note that, just as on Windows 10, WSL is for running your favorite Linux distros & tools for local interactive use, not for hosting production Linux workloads. If you want to deploy your production Linux workloads on Windows Server, we strongly recommend hosting Linux VMs in Hyper-V and/or containers in Docker for Windows.
To learn more about WSL on Server, read the WSL on Windows Server announcement blog. To install WSL and your favorite distro on Windows Server, follow the great Windows Server install guide penned by the awesome @virtualscooley 😁

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Rich Turner

Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & Command-Line

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