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Do Digital Ocean provides Windows Server VM?

Posted July 29, 2019 16.3k views
DigitalOcean

Good morning,
We did not find Windows Droplet details on digital ocean website. Do Digital Ocean provides Windows Server VM?

Thx, Bawa

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Hello, Bawa

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 your use-case there so that our teams can better understand your needs.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/ideas/DO-I-2872

Hope that helps!

Regards,
Alex

Hi there @chillasbawa,

To expand on what Alex said, they are correct in stating that 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.

I recommend that you add your vote to the Windows Server idea on our Product Ideas Board as well as commenting your use-case there so that our teams can better understand the demand for this.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/ideas/DO-I-2872

Hope that helps!
- Matt.

Hi,

This page says the image must be UNIX-like and support ext3 or ext4:
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/custom-images/

Can we use a Windows image anyway and wing it?

Thank you,
Jon

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