BOSH produces official stemcells for popular operating systems and infrastructures. For infrastructures that support it, light stemcells are a more efficient way to reference stemcells that we have pre-uploaded and shared within the IaaS.
You can upload the latest version to your director with the
bosh upload-stemcell --sha1 85f43f612e00b24230a3a180e7e7a9b6bf6be9ed \ https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-azure-hyperv-windows2016-go_agent?v=1709.4
And reference this stemcell in your deployment manifest from the
- alias: "default" os: "windows2016" version: "1709.4"
Windows instance types will have additional costs associated with Microsoft licensing. Windows stemcell do not include actual Windows OS.