Photoshop CC: Apps don't work on Windows Server 2016. Please fix it.

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CC apps don't work on Windows Server 2016. Please fix it.
I want to update Photoshop CC and other apps to 20.0 version but due to "Photoshop CC system requirements" I cannot do it.
It is incomprehensible reason why the newest version of Adobe CC can't work on Windows Server 2016.
Please fix it.
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Just Shot Me

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The name and intended purpose of that OS, "Server", kind of explains it.

The real question is why are you running a Server OS on a Desktop computer?
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I have such license from MSDN and I have no Windows 10 and in general it is my private preference.
There weren't any problems until 2018 version of CC.
Nobody from Adobe told me CC will stop updating from 2019 before I had decided for my Adobe Plan.
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Grzegorz Adamek

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After:
1. Installation "Adobe Photoshop CC 2019" on Windows 10 (another machine).
2. Copy of whole "Adobe Photoshop CC 2019" folder to Windows Server 2016.
"Adobe Photoshop CC 2019" works fine!

It seems a problem with Creative Cloud app - not with Photoshop.
Can you fix Creative Cloud to prevent such update problems in future?
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Grzegorz Adamek

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BTW "Just Shot Me": Are you from Adobe Support or development Team? :-)
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Photoshop is officially supported on Windows 10 (version 1607 or later): https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements/earlier-versions.html (earlier versions of Windows 10 are not tested with Photoshop, nor officially supported)

My understanding is that Windows Server 2016 is a version prior to 1607. Your observation is correct, the Creative Cloud desktop app governs which OSes to install on.