Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.
This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Datacenter without Hyper-V, Enterprise, Enterprise without Hyper-V, for Itanium-Based Systems, Foundation, Standard, Standard without Hyper-V, Web
Support for this product has ended. See migration guidance below.
|Listing||Start Date||Mainstream End Date||Extended End Date|
|Windows Server 2008||05/06/2008||01/13/2015||01/14/2020|
|Version||Start Date||End Date|
|Service Pack 2||04/29/2009||01/14/2020|
- Migration guidance
- Server Upgrade Information
- Extended Security Update Program (ESU)
- Service pack policy
Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available through specific volume licensing programs for Datacenter, Standard, Enterprise, and Embedded editions of this product editions, for up to an additional three years past the end of support. Contact your Microsoft partner or account team to learn more.
Release-------------------------------Start Date----End Date
Extended Security Update Year 3---01/11/2022---01/10/2023
Extended Security Update Year 2---01/12/2021---01/11/2022
Extended Security Update Year 1---01/14/2020---01/12/2021
Windows Server 2008 Foundation released on May 21, 2009
- Datacenter without Hyper-V
- Enterprise without Hyper-V
- for Itanium-Based Systems
- Standard without Hyper-V