Currently, you can test Windows Server 2022 by installing the latest preview builds (Like Windows Server Preview Build 20344). As you might know, I am a huge fan of the Windows Terminal, and since Windows Server 2022 by default does not include the Windows Terminal, I wanted to quickly show you how you can install the Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022.
How to install Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022
Luckily we can simply download the MSIX bundle from the Windows Terminal GitHub release page. You can also run the following PowerShell command to download the file (Make sure you change the Uri to the latest version).
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases/download/v1.7.1091.0/Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_1.7.1091.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle -outfile Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_1.7.1091.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle
Now you can run the following PowerShell command to add the msixbudle and install the Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022.
In my example this would be:
Add-AppxPackage -Path .\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_1.7.1091.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle
Keep in mind, when you install the Windows Terminal manual like this, it will not automatically update itself.
I hope this blog post is helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Also if you want to make out more of your Windows Terminal, check out my blogs:
- My Customized Windows Terminal Settings.json
- My Windows Terminal Color Schemes
- Install the new Windows Terminal for Windows 10
- How to open Windows Terminal from Command Prompt or Run
- How to Change the Windows Terminal Background Image
- How to SSH into an Azure VM from Windows Terminal Menu
- Add a PowerShell Remote Session in Windows Terminal
If you want to provide feedback for Windows and Windows Server, the team wants to hear from you!
The most important part of a frequent release cycle is to hear what’s working and what needs to be improved, so your feedback is extremely valued. For Windows Server, use your registered Windows 10 Insider device and use the Feedback Hub application. In the app, choose the Windows Server category and then the appropriate subcategory for your feedback. In the title of the Feedback, please indicate the build number you are providing feedback on as shown below:
[Server #####] Title of my feedback