Windows Storage Server Lifecycle (EOL)

Windows Storage Server

Below you can find the life cycle for each version of operating system Windows Storage Server, like Windows Storage Server 2016, including release dates and end of life (EOL) dates.

A computer that runs Windows Storage Server is referred to as a storage appliance. Windows Storage Server is based on the Windows Server operating system, and it is specifically optimized for use with network-attached storage devices. Windows Storage Server offers you a platform to build storage appliances that are customized for your hardware.

In addition, iSCSI Target Server enables you to offer customers block-level storage services, and it operates with a wide range of iSCSI initiators. iSCSI Target Server is included with all editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 including Windows Storage Server editions.

References

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Current releases

Release Release date End of lifeExtended Support
Windows Storage Server 2016October 15, 2016January 11, 2022January 11, 2027
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 EssentialsSeptember 25, 2014September 10, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 StandardNovember 25, 2013September 10, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 WorkgroupNovember 25, 2013October 9, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 StandardOctober 30, 2012October 9, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 WorkgroupOctober 30, 2012October 9, 2018October 10, 2023

All releases

Release Release date End of lifeExtended Support
Windows Storage Server 2016October 15, 2016January 11, 2022January 11, 2027
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 EssentialsSeptember 25, 2014September 10, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 StandardNovember 25, 2013September 10, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 WorkgroupNovember 25, 2013October 9, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 StandardOctober 30, 2012October 9, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2012 WorkgroupOctober 30, 2012October 9, 2018October 10, 2023
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 EssentialsJune 28, 2011January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2December 20, 2010January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 BasicJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic 32-bitJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic Embedded 32-bitJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 EnterpriseJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise EmbeddedJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 StandardJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard EmbeddedJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 WorkgroupJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2008 Workgroup EmbeddedJuly 19, 2009January 13, 2015January 14, 2020
Windows Storage Server 2003May 5, 2003October 11, 2011October 9, 2016