On 1/14/2020, Microsoft will be ending the support lifecycle for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Don’t let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We’re here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance, and innovation.


This means that as of the dates in the table below there will be no additional:

  • Free security updates on-premises
  • Free support options
  • Non-security updates
  • Online technical content update

Customers who use Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 products and services should migrate to Microsoft Azure to take advantage of 3 additional years of Critical and Important security updates at no additional charge and modernize when ready. For environments other than Azure, we recommend customers upgrade to the latest version before the deadline. For customers who cannot meet the end-of-support deadline may purchase Extended Security Updates to keep server workloads protected until they upgrade (some restrictions apply).

 


Windows Server 2008 alternatives at a glance:

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The following Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 products are approaching End of Support:windows 2008 end of support

ProductEnd of Extended Support

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 Foundation

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 Standard

1/14/2020

Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V

1/14/2020

 

 

We recommend that you migrate to Azure or upgrade to the current product versions before the support end dates. This lets you take advantage of the latest product innovations and make sure you have uninterrupted support from Microsoft