07 november 2022 

Windows Server 2022 Standard and Datacenter Compatibility Check

Windows Server 2022 Standard and Datacenter Compatibility Check


Windows Server is an operating system from Microsoft, made to run on servers. A server is a powerful machine created to store and deliver data to different computers non-stop. There are several variants of Windows Server. The latest variant is Windows Server 2022. It differs per variant of Windows Server with which software programs it is compatible. In this blog, you will find out what Windows Server 2022 is compatible with.

Below is a table of the hardware requirements for Windows Server 2022:

Windows Server 2022 system requirements

Microsoft Office 2021 and Microsoft Office 2019 are compatible with Windows Server 2022. These versions will therefore receive support in Windows Server 2022. Microsoft Office 365 applications, on the other hand, are not supported in Windows Server 2022.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 is compatible with Windows Server 2022. It is smart to choose Exchange Server 2019 CU12. CU ,“Cumulative Updates”, Means that the program contains an accumulation of all updates. CU12 or newer is therefore highly recommended.

Windows Server 2022 offers support for SQL Server 2017 and 2019. The executing system (Windows Server 2022) will go together with the database management variants SQL Server 2017 and 2019.

Windows Server 2022 Standard and Datacenter are compatible with Windows 10 operating system, so it is not compatible with Windows 11.

The latest variant and the predecessor of both programs are compatible with Windows Server 2022. So Microsoft Visio 2019, Microsoft Visio 2021, Microsoft Project 2019 and Microsoft Project 2021 are compatible with Windows Server 2022.

The following single applications are compatible with Windows Server 2022:

  • Microsoft Access 2021
  • Microsoft Access 2019
  • Microsoft Word 2021
  • Microsoft Word 2019
  • Microsoft Excel 2021
  • Microsoft Excel 2019
  • Microsoft Office 2021
  • Microsoft Office 2019

Older variants of these applications are not compatible with Windows Server 2022.

Read everything about Windows Server Update Services here.

Read all about Remote Server Administration Tools here.

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