Longhorn December 2006 CTP (Build 6001)

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The Windows Server team released a new build of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" to the Technical Beta participants a couple of days ago and named it the "December 2006 Community Technology Preview". According to Steven Bink the build number is 6001.


Technical Beta Participants

If you're a Technical Beta Participant you can download the x86 and x64 versions of the December 2006 CTP here.


Technet & MSDN subscribers

The December 2006 CTP will be made available to Technet and MSDN subscribers too when all systems are back online. (You may have read about the weather conditions in the Northwest Pacific region lately) This will probably be a week.


Feature completeness

Before rushing into your test labs I'd like to point out this latest build of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" isn't feature complete. For feature completeness you'd have to wait for the third beta, due H1 2007.


Disclaimer Beta Software

The information on this webpage applies to software from Microsoft that was in testing phase but utilizable by experienced users by the time the webpage was written. This software has not been released for sale, distribution or usage for the general public. The information on this webpage and the beta software are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Author: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at DirTeam.com and ServerCore.net. He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.