Understand Azure Guest OS Families

Understand Azure Guest OS Families

Learn about Azure Guest OS Families.

Q. What are Guest OS Families in Azure?

A. Azure has a number of Guest OS Family versions (at time of writing, 1 through 4).

  • 1 - Windows 2008
  • 2 - Windows 2008 R2
  • 3 - Windows 2012
  • 4 - Windows 2012 R2

As time progresses, different Guest OS Families are retired from support in Azure. For example, at this time, Guest OS Family 1 (Windows 2008) has been retired from support as documented at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/dn750850.

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