Windows Server 2008

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Windows Server 2008
2008 Windows Server logo.svg
DeveloperMicrosoft
OS familyWindows Server
Source modelProprietary software
Released to
manufacturing
February 27, 2008
Latest previewJune CTP (Build 6001.16606) / June 2007[1]
Kernel typeHybrid kernel
LicenseMicrosoft EULA
Official websitewww.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx%20www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/
Support status
Paid Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available

Start date: February 27, 2008.

  • Mainstream support ended on January 13, 2015.
  • Extended support ended on 14 January 2020.
  • ESU (Extended Security Updates) allow users to purchase security updates until January 10, 2023.
Service Pack 2 is allowed for all users for extended support after July 12, 2011.

Windows Server 2008 is the name of a server operating system from Microsoft, the previous version of which was Windows Server 2003.

This operating system was codenamed named Windows Server "Longhorn", but on May 15, 2007, Bill Gates announced its official name on Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2007.[2]

This operating system has several new features compared to its previous version. Many of these new features are present in Windows Vista. Mainstream support of Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 ended on January 13, 2015 and extended support ended on January 14, 2020, the same day as Windows 7 extended support. However, Extended Security Updates (ESU) is a Microsoft program that allows to use Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 until January 10, 2023.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/04/25/beta-3-is-go.aspx
  2. "Forward Thinking by Michael J. Miller : Gates at WinHec 2007: Windows Server 2008, Rally, Home Server and More". Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-06-01.

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