Windows Server 2022 Standard is the new cloud-ready operating system that supports your current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when you are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business. Each purchase includes 16 core licenses and can be used to run two Operating System Environments – either virtual or physical. If your server has more than 16 cores, you will need to buy additional licenses.
Licensing info: A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server. Hence, this license can activate up to 2 physical processors. Standard Edition provides rights for up to 2 Operating System Environments or Windows Servers containers with Hyper-V isolation when all physical cores in the server are licensed. For each additional 1 or 2 VMs, all the physical cores in the server must be licensed again.
Download – Product key and installation instructions are emailed after purchase.
Microsoft Server 2022 Standard is ideal for physical or minimally virtualized environments. Windows Server 2022 introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, and a flexible application platform. As part of this release, we are bringing secured-core capabilities to help protect hardware, firmware, and Windows Server OS capabilities against advanced security threats.
Windows Server 2022 Standard comes with following features and specifications:
|Locks and Limits
|Maximum number of users
|Based on CALs
|Maximum SMB connections
|Maximum RRAS connections
|Maximum IAS connections
|Maximum RDS connections
|Maximum number of 64-bit sockets
|Maximum number of cores
|Can be used as virtualization guest
|Yes; 2 virtual machines, plus one Hyper-V host per license
|Server can join a domain
|Edge network protection/firewall
|DLNA codecs and web media streaming
|Yes if installed as Server with Desktop Experience
Windows Server 2022 introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, and a flexible application platform. As part of this release, we are bringing secured-core capabilities to help protect hardware, firmware, and Windows Server OS capabilities against advanced security threats. Secured-core server builds on technologies such as Windows Defender System Guard and Virtualization-based Security to minimize risk from firmware vulnerabilities and advanced malware. The new release also provides secured connectivity that introduces several new capabilities such as faster and more secure encrypted HTTPS connections, industry standard SMB AES 256 encryption and more.
Windows Server 2022 improves hybrid server management with significantly improved VM management, an enhanced event viewer, and many more new capabilities in Windows Admin Center. Furthermore, this release includes significant improvements to Windows containers, such as smaller image sizes for faster download, simplified network policy implementation and containerization tools for .NET applications.
Choose an edition and an installation option:
Customers who download the full ISO will need to choose an edition and an installation option. This ISO evaluation is for the Datacenter and Standard editions. The Datacenter edition is the most complete edition and includes the new Datacenter-specific features (Shielded Virtual Machines, Storage Spaces Direct, and Software-Defined Networking) in addition to unlimited server virtualization.
- Server Core: This is the recommended installation option. It’s a smaller installation that includes the core components of Windows Server and supports all server roles but does not include a local graphical user interface (GUI). It is used for “headless” deployments which are managed remotely through Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, or other server management tools.
- Server with Desktop Experience: This is the complete installation and includes a full GUI for customers who prefer this option.
When you complete your evaluation, you can convert your evaluation versions to retail.
- Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
- Windows Server 2022 | 64-bit ISO
- Windows Server 2022 | 64-bit VHD
- Windows Server 2022 on Microsoft Azure
For more details, check the following links:
– Windows Server 2022 now generally available—delivers innovation in security, hybrid, and containers.
– What’s new in Windows Server 2022