Starting September 1, 2023, the Amazon RDS team will begin disabling the creation of new Amazon RDS for SQL Server database instances using SQL Server 2014.
Starting July 9, 2024, we plan to end support for SQL Server 2014 on Amazon RDS for SQL Server.
Microsoft announced that they will end support for SQL Server 2014 on July 9, 2024. On that date, Microsoft will stop all updates for SQL Server 2014, including critical patches. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your Amazon RDS for SQL Server 2014 database instance(s) to a newer major version at your earliest convenience .
Starting September 1, 2023, the Amazon RDS team will begin disabling the creation of new Amazon RDS for SQL Server database instances using SQL Server 2014. Starting July 9, 2024, we plan to end support for SQL Server 2014 on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Any remaining instances that have not migrated by June 1 2024 will be scheduled to migrate to SQL Server 2016 (latest minor version available).
You can schedule an upgrade to a different major version by going to the instance modify page in the AWS Management Console and changing the database version to a desired value. If you choose the “Apply Immediately” option, the upgrade will be initiated immediately after exiting the modify page. If you choose not to apply the change immediately, the upgrade will be scheduled during your maintenance window.
We support three different major/minor version combinations of SQL Server 2014. These database instances can be upgraded to the latest minor version of SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 directly. To find out more information on upgrading please reference this document .
Even after deprecation date, you will still be able to restore a SQL Server 2014 database backup to any major version supported instance on Amazon RDS SQL Server. For more information on restoring a database in RDS see here .
Should you have any questions or concerns, the AWS Support Team is available on the RDS re:Post community forum  and via AWS Premium Support .
Sincerely, The Amazon RDS