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Till when we can buy a new license for Windows server 2016

We are planning to install Windows server 2016 for the servers we wanted to know that till when we can buy new license for installing Windows 2016. we are not looking for new version of windows.

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Microsoft no longer sells Server 2016, you'll need to purchase the current product (Server 2022) and request a downgrade key. Other third party sellers may still have it available.

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1.Can we buy Windows 2019 Standard license and downgrade that to Windows 2016 Standard installation?
2.Is their any major cost difference between Windows 2019 standard and Windows 2016 standard for same physical serer, as both are core based licensing

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Thanks Patrick for the quick response . one more query is there any comparison document available for 2016, 2019 pricing. this will help customer to decide if they can take 2019 and downgrade to 2016, not paying more fee compared to getting 2016 license

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The microsoft pricing tables for older OSs would have been taken down. you can chat with sales here where they may be able to dig that info out.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/pricing


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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered DSPatrick commented

Hello @Mahesh-9353,

Thank you for your question.

Microsoft does not have windows server 2016, what is recommended now is to get windows server 2022 through the link below:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/pricing?SilentAuth=1&wa=wsignin1.0

If you do not want to stay on windows server 2022 and want to downgrade by requesting a downgrade key to return to windows server 2016



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Hi
Thanks for the reply and clarification , one thing are you saying 2019 also is not available now and if anyone come today for 2019 also they need to take 2022 one and downgrade ? is that understanding correct ?

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Hi Could you please update on the below query


Thanks for the reply and clarification , one thing are you saying 2019 also is not available now and if anyone come today for 2019 also they need to take 2022 one and downgrade ? is that understanding correct ?

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if anyone come today for 2019 also they need to take 2022 one and downgrade

From microsoft directly yes that's correct. Some third party sellers may still have it.






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