Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Essentials, External Connector, for Embedded Systems, Foundation, Standard

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Windows Server 2012 10/30/2012 10/09/2018 10/10/2023


Mainstream and Extended support for this product has been extended to provide customers with the standard lifecycle transition timeline. Windows Server Essentials released on January 2, 2013.


  • Datacenter
  • Essentials
  • External Connector
  • for Embedded Systems
  • Foundation
  • Standard