Microsoft gets the Windows Server 2025 update name wrong, wants you to ignore the Windows 11 reference

No one expects a mistake like this from Microsoft

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As surprising as it is, Microsoft got the Windows Server Preview Build 26212 update name wrong, and it was rolled out without anyone noticing. On devices, the update package reads, Windows 11 Insider Preview 26040.1000 (rs_prerelease).

The issue was acknowledged in an official post highlighting the improvements on Windows Server Preview Build 26212 by Stacey Clements, a Microsoft employee. The confirmation read,

The label for this flight may incorrectly reference Windows 11. However, when selected, the package installed is the Windows Server update. Please ignore the label and proceed with installing your flight. This issue will be addressed in a future release.
The update package reads Windows 11 instead of Windows Server (Image source: Microsoft)

The mistake on Microsoft’s part raises many questions about the initial checks in place, especially at a time when the Redmond-based tech giant is receiving a lot of criticism for releasing buggy updates. Some even attribute buggy updates to the continued fall in Windows 11’s market share.

Thankfully, this time around, only the update’s name was overlooked, and it isn’t causing any serious issues after installation, as per the initial reports. Besides, Microsoft has confirmed that the mistake will be rectified in future releases!

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