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Add gallery image for Server 2012 R2 Standard

Please add a gallery image for Server 2012 R2 Standard.

Please allow this option so we can align with our corporate standard VM version, it would not be a big deal if we could bring our own standard image and deploy it across storage accounts, but that is not possible either... so we either have to use a gallery image and customize it, or else we have to bring our own standard image and keep it across many, many storage accounts and subscriptions.

Using Datacenter version locks us into Azure, there is a big licensing cost to bring a VM back on-prem if necessary. We would normally run a VM as a standard version, and the hypervisor is the datacenter version.

The only difference between these versions are if you run virtualization on the server, which we are not doing in Azure obviously, so why make the guest VM datacenter version?

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    under review  ·  Corey Sanders [MSFT] responded  · 

    This is really good feedback. Thanks for raising the licensing issues when moving these images around. We do want to make mobility easy. Let me dig into it…

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