Azure VM Creation -No image for Standard Edition of Windows Server?

mckr 21 Reputation points

I am asking because my application specifically states that it does not support Windows Server Datacenter Edition...

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Flavio Taguada 171 Reputation points

    Alternatively you can upload your own Windows image by doing these steps.

    1 - upload your VHD disk to Azure (
    2 - create a VM from your VHD disk (

    Have a look at this page for more details Depends on which version your are looking for, Microsoft does not support operating systems that are past their End of Support date.

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  1. Dave Patrick 331K Reputation points

    Azure only provide DataCenter edition of windows server. I'd expect if it can run on Standard edition it should also run on DataCenter

    another option may be to use Windows !0 Pro

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