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MC627682 – 90-Day Reminder: End of support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 – Oct 10, 2023 (archived)

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As previously announced all editions of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will reach end of support on October, 2023. The October 10, 2023 security update is be the last update available for these products. After this date, these versions of Windows Server will no longer receive updates containing protections from security threats, bug fixes, or technical support.


Customers can migrate to Azure, upgrade to Windows Server 2022, or purchase Extended Security Updates to continue receiving security updates until October 13, 2026. As always, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Windows Server. Running the latest version of Windows Server allows you to use the latest features – including the latest security features – and delivers the best performance.


For detailed information, see the lifecycle page at learn.microsoft.com for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. For information about servicing timelines, supported upgrade paths, and lifecycles, see Windows Server release information, Overview of Windows Server upgrades, Lifecycle FAQ - Windows, and Microsoft Lifecycle Policy search tool.


Additional information:
Extended Security Updates for Windows Server Overview
Which version of Windows Server should I upgrade to?
Upgrade and conversion options for Windows Server
Install, upgrade, or migrate to Windows Server
Three options to prepare for Windows Server 2012/R2 end of support

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2023-07-07

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2023-07-15

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2023-07-15MC MessagesAs previously announced all editions of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will reach end of support on October, 2023. The October 10, 2023 security update is be the last update available for these products. After this date, these versions of Windows Server will no longer receive updates containing protections from security threats, bug fixes, or technical support.


Customers can migrate to Azure, upgrade to Windows Server 2022, or purchase Extended Security Updates to continue receiving security updates until October 13, 2026. As always, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Windows Server. Running the latest version of Windows Server allows you to use the latest features – including the latest security features – and delivers the best performance.


For detailed information, see the lifecycle page at learn.microsoft.com for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. For information about servicing timelines, supported upgrade paths, and lifecycles, see Windows Server release information, Overview of Windows Server upgrades, Lifecycle FAQ - Windows, and Microsoft Lifecycle Policy search tool.


Additional information:
Extended Security Updates for Windows Server Overview
Which version of Windows Server should I upgrade to?
Upgrade and conversion options for Windows Server
Install, upgrade, or migrate to Windows Server
Three options to prepare for Windows Server 2012/R2 end of support
As previously announced all editions of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will reach end of support on October, 2023. The October 10, 2023 security update is be the last update available for these products. After this date, these versions of Windows Server will no longer receive updates containing protections from security threats, bug fixes, or technical support.


Customers can migrate to Azure, upgrade to Windows Server 2022, or purchase Extended Security Updates to continue receiving security updates until October 13, 2026. As always, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Windows Server. Running the latest version of Windows Server allows you to use the latest features – including the latest security features – and delivers the best performance.


For detailed information, see the lifecycle page at learn.microsoft.com for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. For information about servicing timelines, supported upgrade paths, and lifecycles, see Windows Server release information, Overview of Windows Server upgrades, Lifecycle FAQ - Windows, and Microsoft Lifecycle Policy search tool.
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