2019-08-26

Windows 10 Evaluation Build 1903 Download for testlab

Keep forgetting the download link to Windows Evaluation Versions?

Basically it's always available at https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/ $ISO_NAME

For Windows 10 build 1903 (May 2019) it is:
https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/18362.30.190401-1528.19h1_release_svc_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISEEVAL_OEMRET_x64FRE_en-us.iso

sha256sum (or get-filehash filename -Algorithm SHA256 | Format-List) should produce:
"ab4862ba7d1644c27f27516d24cb21e6b39234eb3301e5f1fb365a78b22f79b3"

Specifically for Packer:
  "variables": {
    "iso_checksum": "ab4862ba7d1644c27f27516d24cb21e6b39234eb3301e5f1fb365a78b22f79b3",
    "iso_checksum_type": "sha256",
    "iso_url": "https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/18362.30.190401-1528.19h1_release_svc_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISEEVAL_OEMRET_x64FRE_en-us.iso",
    "autounattend": "./answer_files/10/unattend.xml",
    "disk_size": "61440"
  }

The easiest way to find the ISO filename is to register on https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/
Get the name from that download and calculate the hash, then automate the installation (Using Packer or whatever your favorite is).

The same principle apply for Windows Server.
Server 2016: 17763.379.190312-0539.rs5_release_svc_refresh_SERVER_EVAL_x64FRE_en-us.iso
 is available at
https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/17763.379.190312-0539.rs5_release_svc_refresh_SERVER_EVAL_x64FRE_en-us.iso


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