question

DaveReid-5180 avatar image
0 Votes"
DaveReid-5180 asked TexasViking-6633 published

Windows server essentials 2022 - where to buy a license

I need to know where to buy a Windows server essentials 2022 license. I want it for a standalone small server. I previously used Server 2012 Essentials and do not want to have to buy Server 2019 Essentials now that 2022 Essentials is out. MS seems to be making this difficult.

windows-serverwindows-server-essentials
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

DSPatrick avatar image
0 Votes"
DSPatrick answered DSPatrick edited

May be difficult to get hold of, looks to be an OEM-only product. Might check with Dell, HP, etc. about ROK options.
Windows Server Essentials is available through our OEM Server Hardware partners.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/pricing

--please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--


5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

DaveReid-5180 avatar image
0 Votes"
DaveReid-5180 answered

I found one company selling it at https://softwarekeep.com/microsoft-windows-server-2022-essential.html but I am not sure if they are completely legit or not. They claim to be a Microsoft Partner but I could not find them on the Partner page.

5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

DSPatrick avatar image
0 Votes"
DSPatrick answered DSPatrick commented

We've no clue on that, you can also chat with microsoft sales here weekdays. Also try Dell or HP sales chat.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/pricing

--please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--



· 1
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

--please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--



0 Votes 0 ·
DaveReid-5180 avatar image
0 Votes"
DaveReid-5180 answered

You can get if you buy a server at Dell and that is the only option I see currently, which I will not do of course.

5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

DSPatrick avatar image
0 Votes"
DSPatrick answered DSPatrick commented

Agreed, may be difficult to get hold of, looks to be an OEM-only product.
Windows Server Essentials is available through our OEM Server Hardware partners.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/pricing

You can call them directly here.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/global-customer-service-phone-numbers-c0389ade-5640-e588-8b0e-28de8afeb3f2

--please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--



· 1
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

--please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--



0 Votes 0 ·
DaveReid-5180 avatar image
1 Vote"
DaveReid-5180 answered TexasViking-6633 published

I am also close to rejecting Windows Server altogether because of the lack of drivers for AMD Ryzen Hardware. The last group of servers I built where based on Server 2012 and you could Windows Desktop drivers with Zero Issue. It seems Microsoft has gone out of it's way to force you to use inferior (really badly inferior) server hardware now, and there seems no way around it. I hated to it but I know building a test server on Fedora as a result. I would really rather pay for Windows Server License but Microsoft has decided we are not important enough.

· 1
5 |1600 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 3.0 MiB each and 30.0 MiB total.

I'm feeling the same way. Microsoft is basically making it impossible to purchase their product directly, which is going to directly impact small business customers.

0 Votes 0 ·