Windows Server 2022 - Retail version | Standard & Datacenter

Windows Server 2022 - is the 10th and latest major LTSC(Long-Term Servicing Channel) release of the Windows Server operating system by Microsoft, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was announced at Microsoft's Ignite event from March 2, 2021, to March 4, 2021. It was released on August 18, 2021, almost three years after Windows Server 2019, and a few months before Windows 11. Windows Server 2022 is derived from the Windows 10 codebase and, like its predecessors, is only compatible with 64-bit processors. Windows Server delivers advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, and a flexible platform to modernize applications with containers.

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Windows Server 2022 comes with new security capabilities and combine other security capabilities in Windows Server across multiple areas to provide defense-in-depth protection against advanced threats. Advanced multi-layer security in Windows Server 2022 provides the comprehensive protection that servers need today.


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Windows Server 2022 available on three editions, based on an organization size, virtualization and datacenter requirements:

  • Datacenter edition is ideal for highly virtualized and software-defined datacenter environments.

  • Standard edition is ideal for customers with low density or non-virtualized environments.

  • Essentials edition is a cloud-connected first server, ideal for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.

Reference Pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2022

Understanding of core Licensing: Windows Server 2022 requires core license, the number of core licenses required equals the number of physical cores on the licensed server, subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses per server for Windows Server Standard or Datacenter edition. Core licenses are sold in 2-packs and 16-packs. For complete details on server core licensing, Please refer to Windows Server Product Terms. Minimum License Requirements for Windows Server 2022 Standard & Datacenter edition:

  • All physical cores must be licensed

  • 8 core licenses per processor

  • 16 core licenses per server


The following page is intended to provide you with reference pricing for Windows Server 2022. For specific pricing, please check our listing or Microsoft Partner/Reseller.

Reference Pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2022

Estimated System requirements

The following are estimated system requirements Windows Server 2022. If your computer has less than the minimum requirements, you will not be able to install this product correctly. Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you install. Unless otherwise specified, these minimum system requirements apply to all installation options (Server Core, Server with Desktop Experience, and Nano Server) and both Standard and Datacenter editions.


Processor requirements:

  • A minimum of 1.4 GHz 64-bit EMT64 or AMD64 processor. Quad Core Recommended for production systems.

  • Support for security features like NX Bit and DEP (Data Execution Prevention)

  • The processor should support CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchWNeeds

  • Needs to Support EPT or NPT (Second Level Address Translation)

Disk Space:

For Core installation, a minimum Disk Space of 32 GB is required. Additional 4 GB is necessary for GUI installation.

Disk Space Capacity Planning:

Microsoft Support recommends the following:

  • 3 times the RAM size limited up to 32 GB. Which means 96 GB (32×3 = 96 GB)

  • Additional disk space of 10-12 GB for additional roles and features installed based on server roles. For 32 GB Systems with GUI (96 + 12 = 108 GB)

  • Additional 10 GB is required for Windows Updates. So, 108 GB +10 GB = 118 GB for 32 GB Systems.

  • 10 GB extra space for miscellaneous files and logs (Perfmon, Server Trace, etc.) (128 GB for 32 GB Systems)

  • Any Disk Space requirements for applications that are installed on the OS partition are additional. For example SQL, Exchange, SharePoint MS-CRM, etc.

Disk Controller:

  • Needs to be a PCI Express Compliant Disk Controller.

  • ATA/PATA/IDE/EIDE are not supported for either boot, page, or data.

RAM (Random Access memory) Requirements:

  • 512 MB ECC supported Memory Modules

  • 800 MB for VM Installations, post-installation, reduce RAM to 512 MB.

Optional System Requirements Features:

  • Support of UEFI 2.3.1c-based system and firmware with support for secure boot

  • Trusted Platform Module

  • Graphics Accelerator device and monitor, capable of SVGA (1024 x 768) minimum. 1080 p monitors or higher-resolution recommended.

  • Input devices such as a Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (or other compatible pointing devices)

  • Internet access to download Windows Updates where the tenant is managing the updates.

Network Requirements:

  • Minimum a Gigabit Ethernet adapter with 1 Gbps throughput.

  • Needs to be PCI Express Compliant hardware.

  • Support for Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE). As you may know, Wireless Devices cannot be used to boot from the network.

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