Windows Server 2022 with Visual Studio 2022 is now generally available on GitHub-hosted runners. To use it now, simply add runs-on: windows-2022 in your workflow file. Otherwise, our recommendation is to use windows-latest, which currently utilizes Windows 2019 but will begin running on Windows 2022 in the near future. This will ensure your workflows are always using a recent OS and removes the need to constantly update workflow files with image versions.

    runs-on: windows-2022
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: actions/setup-dotnet@v1
      - name: Build
        run: dotnet build
      - name: Run tests
        run: dotnet test

The Windows Server 2022 runner image has different tools and tool versions than Windows Server 2019.

Read more on available runner images and beta images terms of use in our documentation.