Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Standard, Workgroup

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 Storage Server 2012 R2 2013-11-25T00:00:00.000-08:00 2018-10-09T22:59:59.999-08:00 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.


The start date for the Essentials edition is September 25, 2014.


  • Standard
  • Workgroup