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Windows Core Server
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Windows Core

Why choose Windows Core

As soon as you click deploy, the Vultr cloud orchestration takes over and spins up your instance in your desired data center.

Cloud Servers Powered By Windows Core

Windows Server Core 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2022 are purpose built server operating systems from Microsoft. Similar to the headless linux servers, Windows Server brings familiarity to the data center for Windows administrators with its graphical environment. Windows Server Core also offers many server-specific features such as Active Directory, IIS, Server Manager, and much more. It is secure out of the box, and includes an advanced firewall for locking down server applications.

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Plan comparison

Windows license costs vary based on compute plan selection.

Storage CPU Memory Bandwidth Base Price License Price
55 GB SSD 1 CPU 2 GB 2 TB $10/mo $10/mo
80 GB SSD 2 CPU 4 GB 3 TB $20/mo $20/mo
160 GB SSD 4 CPU 8 GB 4 TB $40/mo $30/mo
320 GB SSD 6 CPU 16 GB 5 TB $80/mo $40/mo
640 GB SSD 8 CPU 32 GB 6 TB $160/mo $80/mo
1280 GB SSD 16 CPU 64 GB 10 TB $320/mo $160/mo
1600 GB SSD 24 CPU 96 GB 15 TB $640/mo $400/mo

Develop locally, deploy globally®

19 worldwide locations

Chicago, Illinois United States
Miami, Florida United States
Amsterdam Netherlands
New Jersey United States
Dallas, Texas United States
Paris France
Tokyo Japan
Seattle, Washington United States
Los Angeles, California United States
Silicon Valley, California United States
Singapore
Atlanta, Georgia United States
London United Kingdom
Frankfurt Germany
Sydney Australia
Toronto Canada
Seoul
Stockholm Sweden
Mexico City Mexico
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Deploy your Windows Core instance

Choose from a wide range of products.

Easy to manage

Our easy-to-use control panel and API let you spend more time coding and less time managing your infrastructure.

Vultr Control Panel
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Dashboard on desktop
Vultr Control Panel - Choose Application
Vultr Control Panel - Choose server Location
Vultr Control Panel - Available Addons
Vultr Control Panel - One-Click Deploy
Vultr Control Panel - Backup Status
Vultr Control Panel - DDoS Status
Vultr Control Panel - Server Actions
Vultr Control Panel - Manage Server

Standardized platform worldwide

100% SLA guaranteed

Enterprise grade stability and performance.

Powerful API

Integrate with our API to quickly spin up, destroy, and control your instances.

100% Intel cores

High performance Intel CPUs guarantee consistent performance.

Solid-state drives

Blazing fast read/write speeds on solid-state disk hardware.

Private networking

Establish isolated regional private networks for your applications.

Public IPv6 network

Develop for the next generation internet protocol.

Root administrator access

Full "root" access and a dedicated IP address included with all VMs.

Custom ISOs

Deploy any operating system of your choosing.

Additional resources

Documentation and FAQs for Windows Core

FAQ

How do I change the Windows hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling.

How do I keep Windows secure?

We recommend several security practices: Make sure you have automatic backups enabled. Keep your Windows server up-to-date with software and security patches. Use the Vultr firewall, the Windows firewall, or both. Use a standard user account for normal tasks. Log in with your administrator-level account only when performing admin tasks.

How do I reset the Windows Administrator password?
Where can I find networking help for Windows?

We have help available for many networking topics: Learn how to configure private networks and configure static networking with multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses via the GUI, or in PowerShell. See our troubleshooting guide for general network issues, firewall questions, and see which network ports are blocked by default.

How do I recover a Windows instance that won't boot?

The Vultr Web Console is available if you cannot reach your server by SSH. See our recovery guide using bootable ISOs such as Finnix.

How does Windows licensing work?

Vultr, via its parent company (The Constant Company, LLC), is a Microsoft Authorized Mobility Partner, which allows Vultr customers to leverage Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance. In order to take advantage of Microsoft License Mobility for your Vultr instances, you must complete the Microsoft License Verification form and receive verification from Microsoft. That process is completely handled by Microsoft and details of that process can be found on Microsoft’s website here. You will be asked to provide 3 pieces of information about your Authorized Mobility Partner.

For deploying on Vultr, fill in this information:

• Authorized Mobility Partner Name: The Constant Company, LLC
• Authorized Mobility Partner Website URL: www.choopa.com (this is a related site owned by Constant)
• Authorized Mobility Partner Email Address: amp@vultr.com

Once you complete the form, feel free to copy amp@vultr.com when you email the form to Microsoft, so that we will be aware of the request. If you would like to discuss this with a Vultr representative, please create a support ticket (if you are an existing Vultr customer) or use our contact sales form if you would like to inquire about becoming a Vultr cloud customer for your Windows workloads.

How do I change the Windows hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling.

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