Compute Engine provides public images with Windows Server that you can use to create instances. For more general information about Windows Server instances and Windows applications that you can run on Compute Engine, see Windows on Compute Engine. To create an instance with Windows Server, specify the image family for the specific version of Windows that you need. For a list of the available image families, see public images. This section describes how to create a Windows Server instance that has an external IP address. Your VPC network must be configured to allow access to kms.
Before you begin
Windows Server 2019 feature differentiation
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Pricing and licensing overview
Choose from three primary editions of Windows Server based on the size of your organization, as well as virtualization and datacenter requirements. To give you a more consistent licensing experience across multi-cloud environments, we transitioned from processor-based licensing to core-based licensing for Windows Server Datacenter and Standard editions. For specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.