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]

Pricing Open NL ERP (USD)[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

Windows Server 2022 Edition

Ideal for

Highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments

Licensing model

Core-based

CAL requirements[1]

Windows Server CAL

Pricing Open NL ERP (USD)[4]

$6,155

Ideal for

Physical or minimally virtualized environments

Licensing model

Core-based

CAL requirements[1]

Windows Server CAL

Pricing Open NL ERP (USD)[4]

$1069

Ideal for

Small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices

Licensing model

Specialty servers (server license)[3]

CAL requirements[1]

No CAL required

Pricing Open NL ERP (USD)[4]

$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.


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  • Feature available
  • Feature not available
  • Limited feature
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Feature

Standard edition

Datacenter edition

Core Windows Server functionality

Included in Windows Server Standard

Hybrid integration

Included in Windows Server Standard

OSEs*/Hyper-V isolated containers

2[1]

Unlimited

Windows Server containers

Unlimited

Unlimited

Storage Replica[2]

Feature partially supported in Windows Server

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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