Windows Server Embedded

Microsoft Windows® Server Embedded products are fully functional versions of Microsoft’s server operating system with built-in security, reliability, and availability features intended for use in an embedded solution consisting of purpose-built hardware and application software. I.e. Windows Server 2008 R2 For Embedded Systems is the choice of OEMs looking for long term product availability to more easily design, build and deploy dedicated embedded server appliances. Windows Embedded Server family includes:

Interested in a trial download? Find the main server trials here.

Windows Server Embedded Key Features

  • The same full Server Operating System as "normal" versions
  • Language Independent Licensing – Multi User Interface (MUI) Language OPK
  • Online Activation Disabled – for customers whose usage is 100pcs. and above, activation can be disabled via an application to Microsoft
  • Long Lifetime Support – support for at least 15 years.

As you may know, Microsoft has announced end-of-life for the Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 product range. However, Avnet Embedded as authorized Microsoft embedded distributor is able to provide extended licensing and support at least until 2018.


Product Family NameEOL Embedded Channel
Windows Server NT 3.5128.08.2010
Windows Server NT
Windows Server 200031.03.2015
SQL Server 200030.11.2015
Windows Server 200328.05.2018
Storage Server 200328.05.2018
ISA 2004 Server28.05.2018
ISA 2006 Server28.05.2018
SQL Server 200530.11.2020