Install Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022

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Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells you already love, like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)). This terminal is beautiful, you can use multiple terminals in one application with multiple tabs. However, Windows Terminal is not installed by default on Windows Server 2022, thus you need to install it manually. This post will show you how to install Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022.

How to install Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022

Download Windows Terminal From Github

Windows Terminal is not installed by default on Windows Server 2022, luckily, you can download the MSIX bundle from the Github Release page.

GitHub Release Page

You can also use PowerShell to download the MSIX bundle.

  1. First, get the MSIX bundle download link from the GitHub Release page. In this case, I’m trying to download Windows Terminal v1.14.186
  2. In some cases, you may need to install the PreInstallKit.zip first.
  3. Run the following command once you get the MSIX bundle download link:

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases/download/v1.14.1861.0/Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_Win11_1.14.1862.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle

Install Windows Terminal On Windows Server 2022

Now you can run the following PowerShell command to add the MSIX Bundle and install the Windows Terminal on Windows Server 2022.

Add-AppxPackage -path <MSIX Bundle file location>

Example

Add-AppxPackage -path C:\Install\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_1.14.1862.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle

For your information, if you install Windows Terminal manually like this, it will not automatically update itself.

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