Pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2022

Choose from three primary editions of Windows Server based on the size of your organisation, as well as virtualisation and data centre 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]

Data centre[2]

Highly virtualised data centres and cloud environments

Core-based

Windows Server CAL

$6,155

Standard[2]

Physical or minimally virtualised environments

Core-based

Windows Server CAL

$1069

Essentials

Small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices

Specialty servers (server licence)[3]

No CAL required

$501

Windows Server 2022 Edition

Ideal for

Highly virtualised data centres and cloud environments

Licensing model

Core-based

CAL requirements[1]

Windows Server CAL

Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)[4]

$6,155

Ideal for

Physical or minimally virtualised environments

Licensing model

Core-based

CAL requirements[1]

Windows Server CAL

Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)[4]

$1069

Ideal for

Small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices

Licensing model

Specialty servers (server licence)[3]

CAL requirements[1]

No CAL required

Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)[4]

$501

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

[2] Data centre and Standard edition pricing is for 16 core licences.

[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.


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Feature

Standard edition

Datacentre edition

Core Windows Server functionality

Hybrid integration

OSEs*/Hyper-V isolated containers

2[1]

Unlimited

Windows Server containers

Unlimited

Unlimited

Storage Replica[2]

Software-defined networking

Software-defined storage

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

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

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