Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 helps IT professionals to increase the flexibility and reliability of their server infrastructure while offering developers a more robust web and applications platform for building connected applications and services.
- This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating Windows Server® 2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 60 days.
If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60 day evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008.
If you wish to extend the initial evaluation and testing period, please go here and follow the instructions.
Register for a Guided Evaluation Experience
- IT Professionals Register on TechNet Evaluation Center to receive Windows Server 2008 resources specifically selected for IT Professionals.
- Developers Register on MSDN Evaluation Center to receive Windows Server 2008 resources specifically selected for Developers.
This download is no longer available on microsoft.com. The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008
Please refer to the Windows Server® 2008: System Requirements and Installation Documentation. We suggest that you print this document before downloading the software.
- Please refer to the Windows Server® 2008: System Requirements and Installation Documentation referenced above.