Can i downgrade Win Srv 2019 DC core Licenses to 2016 DC ? additionally can i create a VM with Windows server 2016 std OS if i have only License for 2019 DC ?

Ranjith Reghu 1 Reputation point
2021-11-17T08:55:19.16+00:00

Hi,

Can someone help me pls..

I have Windows server 2019 Datacenter core licenses for my server. I want to know can i downgrade Win Srv 2019 DC core Licenses to 2016 DC ?

Additionally, can i create a VM with Windows server 2016 std OS if I have only License for 2019 DC ? do i need to purchase Windows server 2016 std Licenses?

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  1. Leon Laude 85,036 Reputation points
    2021-11-17T09:07:12.793+00:00

    Hi @Ranjith Reghu ,

    Please note that these are technical forums, and is not meant for providing legal advice on licensing. licensing questions are best asked directly to a trained Microsoft licensing specialist.

    You can contact Microsoft directly and discuss your licensing needs - www.microsoft.com/licensing

    You'll also find some licensing information here:

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    Best regards,
    Leon

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