Microsoft Support Lifecycle

Product support lifecycle information by product family

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Microsoft provides support on the current service pack, and in some cases the immediately preceding service pack, for the products listed below. See the Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ for details on the Service Pack Support Policy. If you have any questions regarding support for a product, please contact your Microsoft representative. If you need technical support, visit the Contact Microsoft Web site.

The information on this page is subject to the Microsoft Policy Disclaimer and Change Notice. Return to this site periodically to review any such changes.

Products ReleasedLifecycle Start DateMainstream Support End DateExtended Support End DateService Pack Support End DateNotes
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 Foundation21/05/200913/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 229/04/2009Review NoteReview NoteSupport ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy here .
Windows Server 2008 Standard06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V06/05/200813/01/201514/01/202012/07/2011
Windows Web Server 200806/05/200809/07/201310/07/2018