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. Windows Embedded/IoT Server is the choice of OEMs looking for long term product availability to more easily design, build and deploy dedicated embedded server appliances.

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 whit more than 100 pcs per year and above, activation can be disabled via an application to Microsoft
  • Long Lifetime – for at least 10-15 years.

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


Product Family NameEOL - End of License
Windows Server 2008 R2 and CALs06.02.23
Windows Server 201230.06.27
Windows Server 2012 R230.06.27
Windows Server 2016 31.12.31
Windows Server 2016  CAL31.12.21
Windows Server 2016 RDS CAL31.12.21
Windows Server 2019 and CALs31.12.29
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2    06.02.23
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 31.12.20
Windows Storage Server 201631.12.23
Windows Storage Server 2019 31.12.29
SQL Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems31.07.23
SQL Server 2012 for Embedded Systems31.03.27
SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems31.12.28
SQL Server 2016 for Embedded Systems31.07.31
SQL Server 2017 IoT 30.11.32