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In this article, you can clearly see all the differences between Windows Server 2022 Standard and Windows Server 2022 Datacenter.

You can download the Windows Server 2022 installer from our website!

Additionally, you can purchase original product keys for each version in our catalog:

Windows Server 2022 Standard – 28 €

Windows Server 2022 Datacenter – 23 €

Feature Windows Server 2022 Standard Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
General Availability Features
Extended Azure Network
Compliance Recommendations Analyzer
Containers
Direct Access
Dynamic Memory (in virtualization)
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
Hot Add and Replace RAM
Minimal Server Interface
Network Load Balancing
Windows PowerShell
Core Server Component Installation
Server Manager
SMB Direct and SMB over RDMA
SMB Compression
SMB over QUIC
Software-Defined Networking
Storage Migration Service
Storage Replica Yes, (1 partnership and 1 resource group with one 2 TB volume) Yes, without limitations
Storage Replica Compression
Storage Spaces
Local Storage Spaces
Volume Activation Services
VSS Integration (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
Windows Server Update Services
Server License Logging
Legacy Activation As a guest hosted in the datacenter Node or guest
Work Folders
Locks and Limits
Maximum Number of Users Based on client licenses Based on client licenses
Maximum SMB Connections 16,777,216 16,777,216
Maximum RRAS Connections Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum IAS Connections 2,147,483,647 2,147,483,647
Maximum RDS Connections 65,535 65,535
Maximum Number of 64-bit Sockets 64 64
Maximum Number of Cores Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum RAM Capacity 48 TB 48 TB
Can be used as a virtualization guest Yes; 2 virtual machines and one Hyper-V host per license Yes; unlimited virtual machines and one Hyper-V host per license
Windows Server Containers Unlimited Unlimited
Virtual OS/Hyper-V Isolated Containers 2 Unlimited
Server can join a domain
Network Edge Security and Firewall
DirectAccess
DLNA Codecs and Web Media Streaming Yes, if the server is installed with the desktop experience Yes, if the server is installed with the desktop experience
Server Roles
Active Directory Certificate Services
Active Directory Domain Services
Active Directory Federation Services
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Active Directory Rights Management Services
Device Health Attestation
DHCP Server
DNS Server
Fax Server
File Server
BranchCache for Network Files
Data Deduplication
DFS Namespaces
DFS Replication
File Server Resource Manager
File Server VSS Agent Service
iSCSI Target Server
iSCSI Target Storage Provider
Server for NFS
Work Folders
Storage Services
Host Guardian Service
Hyper-V Yes; including shielded virtual machines
Network Controller
Network Policy and Access Services Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Print and Document Services
Remote Access
Remote Desktop Services
Volume Activation Services
Web Services (IIS)
Windows Deployment Services
Windows Server Update Services
Features
.NET Framework 3.5
.NET Framework 4.8
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
BitLocker Drive Encryption
BitLocker Network Unlock Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
BranchCache
Client for NFS
Containers
Data Center Bridging
DirectPlay Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Enhanced Storage
Failover Clustering
Group Policy Management
Host Guardian Hyper-V Support
Input/Output Operations Quality
IIS Hostable Web Core
Internet Printing Client Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
IP Address Management (IPAM)
LPR Port Monitor Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
IIS Management OData Extension
Media Foundation
Message Queuing
Microsoft Defender Antivirus
Multipath I/O
MultiPoint Connector
Network Load Balancing
Network Virtualization
PNRP Protocol
qWave
RAS Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Remote Assistance Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Remote Differential Compression
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
RPC over HTTP Proxy
Setup and Boot Event Collection
Simple TCP/IP Services Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
SMB Bandwidth Limit
SMTP Server
SNMP Service
Software Load Balancer
Storage Migration Service
Storage Migration Service Proxy
Storage Replica
System Data Archiver
System Insights
Telnet Client
TFTP Client Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
VM Shielding Tools for Fabric Management
WebDAV Redirector
Windows Biometric Framework Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Windows Internal Database
Windows PowerShell
Windows Activation Service
Windows Search Service Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server Migration Tools
Windows Standards-Based Storage Management
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Windows TIFF IFilter Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience Yes, when installed as a server with the desktop experience
WinRM IIS Extension
WINS Server
Wireless LAN Service
WoW64 Support
XPS Viewer Yes, installed as part of the "Server with Desktop Experience" option Yes, installed as part of the "Server with Desktop Experience" option
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