Windows Server 2019 End of License

Created Date: 2022-03-03 |  Last Modified: 2022-03-03

Applies To: AOD, Direct Embedded / IoT OEM, Embedded and IoT Distributor, Indirect Embedded IoT OEM, Named, TVO

On December 31, 2022, Windows Server 2019 will reach its end of license date. End of license means that as of January 1, 2023, all Windows Server 2019 products will no longer be available to order for distribution. In the interim, there will be no changes to current pricing or incentives.

This applies only to Windows Server 2019. It does NOT apply to Windows Server IoT 2019. The end of license date for Window Server IoT 2019 remains unchanged.

We recommend partners migrate to Windows Server 2022 as soon as possible to ensure they are taking advantage of the new features and advanced protections from the latest security threats.

Take a look at what’s new in Windows Server 2022:


Table showing a comparison of features in Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022, focused mostly on security and virtualization features


For questions about a product’s support lifecycle, please visit Microsoft’s Lifecycle Policy page at: Microsoft Lifecycle Policy | Microsoft Docs.

For questions about a product’s end of license date, please visit the DPC Licensing and Programs Resource Center at: Licensing and Programs Resource Center and scroll down to “Other Licensing Resources.”