The official support for Windows Server 2016 by Dell is aligned with the commercial release of the operating system (OS) from Microsoft. Technical Preview builds are pre-release software that are not intended nor supported in production environments, labs, or full evaluations. The customers who have selected the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview builds are NOT promised a technical support solution from Dell if they run into failures.
Windows Server 2016 is the next Operating System developed by Microsoft. The latest milestone release is Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. It provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.
Dell is happy to announce its enablement plans for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 with
2. Dell has also received the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 Compatible logo for the following Dell PowerEdge Servers carrying TPM 1.2.
For more information please refer the below link and navigate to the listing: https://www.windowsservercatalog.com/default.aspx
Home -> OS Versions -> Compatible with Windows Server 2016 -> Dell Inc (from Vendor category)
A Server is Assurance logo’d only if it passes the following verification tests:
For more information – Please refer this requirement Specification - System.Server.Base.EnhancedPlatformIntegrityProtectionForCloudServices from this link
For enabling the TPM 2.0 on Dell platforms please refer to the below steps.
The boot mode on Dell PowerEdge Servers with TPM 2.0 must be UEFI. TPM 2.0 is only supported in UEFI, per TCG specification. Attempting to use TPM 2.0 in legacy bios mode will result in an error.
Refer this Microsoft KB for more details - (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123365)
Dell recommended BIOS settings for TPM 2.0:
Set TPM Security as “On”:
Enable the recommended TPM 2.0 PPI flag settings:
Windows Server 2016 was launched by Microsoft this week and its available for download. Where is Dells official list of servers that support Windows Server 2016 ?
Hi, Please find the WS2016 Certified list of Dell PowerEdge Servers @ en.community.dell.com/.../dell-poweredge-servers-certified-for-windows-server-2016