With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update becoming available to users worldwide, Microsoft is also announcing the general availability of Windows Server, version 2004.

With Windows Server, version 2004, Microsoft has continued improving fundamentals for the core container platform such as performance and reliability.

Microsoft has also worked with .NET team and PowerShell team to further optimize image size and performance for Server Core containers.

On container networking side, several improvements have been made to allow for better scalability, robustness, and reliability.

One example is additional changes and improvements to Direct Server Return (DSR)

Here’s how you can pull the new Windows Server, version 2004 base OS container images from MCR:

docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:2004 
docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/nanoserver:2004 
docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows:2004

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