Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Essentials, MultiPoint Premium, Standard

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 2016 2016-10-15T00:00:00.000-08:00 2022-01-11T22:59:59.999-08:00 2027-01-12T22:59:59.999-08:00


Containers released with Windows Server 2016 follow the same lifecycle dates.


  • Datacenter
  • Essentials
  • MultiPoint Premium
  • Standard