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Pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2022

Choose from three primary editions of Windows Server based on the size of your organization, as well as virtualization and datacenter requirements.

Pricing and licensing overview

The following page is intended to provide you with reference pricing for Windows Server 2022. For specific pricing, please contact your Microsoft reseller.

Windows Server 2022 Edition Ideal for Licensing model CAL requirements[1] Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)[4]
Datacenter[2] Highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments Core-based Windows Server CAL $6,155
Standard[2] Physical or minimally virtualized environments Core-based Windows Server CAL $1069
Essentials Small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices Specialty servers (server license)[3] No CAL required $501

[1] CALs are required for every user or device accessing a server. See the Product Use Rights for details.

[2] Datacenter and Standard edition pricing is for 16 core licenses.

[3] Up to 10 cores and 1 VM on single-socket servers. Windows Server Essentials is available through our OEM Server Hardware partners.

[4] Pricing is shown in USD and may vary from country to country. Please contact your Microsoft representative for a quote.

Microsoft delivers great Windows Server solutions across cloud and on-premises

Feature support key

 Feature available  Feature not available  Limited feature

Standard edition
Datacenter edition
Core Windows Server functionality
Hybrid integration
OSEs*/Hyper-V isolated containers
Windows Server containers
Storage Replica[2]
Software-defined networking
Software-defined storage

[1] Windows Server Standard Edition license includes permission for two OSEs or VMs.

[2] Windows Server Standard Edition license limited to single Storage Replica volume up to 2TB.

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