Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2022 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Datacenter: Azure Edition, Essentials, 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 2022 2021-08-18T00:00:00.000-08:00 2026-10-13T22:59:59.999-08:00 2031-10-14T22:59:59.999-08:00


Microsoft Edge follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy. Please reference Edge lifecycle documentation for how to keep this browser updated and in support.


Containers released with Windows Server 2022 follow the same lifecycle dates.


Hotpatching is supported on Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition Core through the end of Mainstream Support.


Beginning in September 2023, Windows Server has two primary release channels available: the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) and the Annual Channel (AC). The Long-Term Servicing Channel provides a longer-term option focusing on stability, whereas the Annual Channel provides more frequent releases. Click here for more information.


  • Datacenter
  • Datacenter: Azure Edition
  • Essentials
  • Standard