Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 reaching end of support

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Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will end on October 10, 2023. After this date, these products will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates. Microsoft has migration guidance for both cloud and on-premises solutions. Go here to learn more.

Migrate to Azure and receive up to three years of free Extended Security Updates (ESUs)

Customers can migrate applications and databases to Azure Virtual Machines and receive free Extended Security Updates for three years after the end of support. For on-premises servers, customers can use Azure Arc to receive automated/scheduled ESU updates and installation as well as the security and governance capabilities in Azure.

Remain on-premises by upgrading to Windows Server 2022 or purchasing Extended Security Updates (ESUs)

Customers needing to stay on-premises can upgrade to Windows Server 2022, or purchase Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for Windows Server 2012 – providing up to three years of security updates only. ESUs will continue for three years, renewable on an annual basis, until October 13, 2026.

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