And again about Windows. What about Nano Server?

There are constantly new questions about Windows support. Request for Windows support has 3300+ votes. Now there is a new game changer Windows Nano Server, which is perfect for cloud service providers. Do you plan to add it in the future or at least do you make any investigations in this field?


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Hello all,

Unfortunately at this time, we do not have native support for Windows OSs on Droplets. You may be able to achieve this however by creating your own custom Windows ISO image and then using that when creating your Droplet.

Currently, DigitalOcean only allows the deployment of Linux based OS’s.

NOTE: This is not natively supported on the platform (choosing a Windows OS when you deploy your droplet).

We’d recommend that you add your vote to the Windows Server idea on our Product Ideas Board as well as comment on your use-case there so that our teams can better understand your needs.

Hope that helps!

Regards, Alex

We’re aware of Microsoft’s plans with their Nano server and keeping a close eye on it, as we find it interesting for sure. At this time the UserVoice question you linked to is the best place it get info on any future plans for Windows support. We’ll post an update there if there are any changes to our roadmap. Thanks!