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  • We have on Prem Windows Server Essential 2016 which we want to move in azure using ASR.

    1. Does ASR supports lift and shift on windows Server Essential 2016?

    2. Can I run Windows Server Essential 2016 as a VM in azure?

    Friday, October 11, 2019 12:37 AM


  • HI,

    I will answer the second question.

    Question: 2. Can I run Windows Server Essential 2016 as a VM in azure?

    You can run.  But Microsoft is not publishing Windows Server Essential to the marketplace.

    You need to create a VHD of your existing server and upload it to the Azure. Then you can create a server from that image. But running the image published by MicrosoftWindowsServer is recommended.

    You can get the list of images published by MicrosoftWindowsServer.

    az vm image list -p "MicrosoftWindowsServer" -f "WindowsServer" -l southindia -o table --all
    Friday, October 11, 2019 9:27 AM

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