Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Essentials, External Connector, for Embedded Systems, Foundation, Standard


Microsoft Edge version 109 will be the last version supported on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft Edge version 109 will receive critical security fixes and fixes for known exploit bugs until October 10, 2023, on these platforms.

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Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Windows Server 2012 2012-10-30T00:00:00.000-08:00 2018-10-09T22:59:59.999-08:00 2023-10-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Extended Security Update Year 3 2025-10-15T00:00:00.000-08:00 2026-10-13T22:59:59.999-08:00
Extended Security Update Year 2 2024-10-09T00:00:00.000-08:00 2025-10-14T22:59:59.999-08:00
Extended Security Update Year 1 2023-10-11T00:00:00.000-08:00 2024-10-08T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2012-10-30T00:00:00.000-08:00 2023-10-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


Mainstream and Extended support for this product has been extended to provide customers with the standard lifecycle transition timeline. Windows Server Essentials released on January 2, 2013.


  • Datacenter
  • Essentials
  • External Connector
  • for Embedded Systems
  • Foundation
  • Standard