Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is an operating system specifically designed and optimized for medical devices, automated teller machines (ATMs), industrial automation and any other embedded device. It is based on the new Windows 10 technology with advanced lockdown capabilities, Win32 compatibility and universal windows app support.

As the system is based on the full version of Windows 10 it offers full compatibility for applications, apps and drivers (Universal Windows Platform). It is available for the 32-bit and the 64-bit architecture. As with previous versions, the new system will be supported by Microsoft for at least 10 years.

Installation / Image Deployment

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise installation uses the same setup you might remember from several previous Windows Embedded operating systems via OPK (OEM pre-installation kit). This allows you to use the same known tools to install and deploy the operating system on the devices.  Once this is done the installation can be cloned onto other devices. It’s up to you pick either 32 or 64-bit installation based on your preferences.

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Embedded Lockdown Features

The Embedded Lockdown Features of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise offer branding options and protection for every cycle in the device runtime. The Unified Write Filter can protect the device from unwanted changes to the disk – whereas the Unbranded Boot, Embedded Logon and Assigned Access or Shell Launcher can help brand the device to a corporate design and hide the Windows logos completely. The Device Guard is the most secure way to protect a device at the moment.

The Embedded Lockdown Features can be used to secure a device or to make the Windows operating system completely invisible behind an application. The overview below shows you all Embedded features that are included in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

We recommed the Elbacom Embedded Configuration Manager to do the configuration of all these Embedded Features because you can save a lot of time and money with it. For more information please click here.

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Licenses

EPKEA & PKEA

All licenses Windows 10 IoT Enterprise are available as EPKEA and PKEA licenses.

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EPKEA: You will get a Master Product Key for your Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Image. You can activate this Product Key for 50.000 times.

PKEA: You will get a different Product Key for every single device.

Please Note: EPKEA Product Keys for the this product are no longer shipped with the runtime license envelopes. To request your product key please follow the steps at Product Key Information.

PKEA Product Keys will be written on the COAs. (License Stickers)

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC & SAC

Microsoft released the new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel, previously LTSB) version at the beginning of October 2018. This Release includes all feature Updates since the last Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB release in 2016.
Furthermore, Microsoft renamed their CBB Version, with feature updates every six months, to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 SAC (Semi-Annual Channel).

License & Pricing

The license and pricing model will stay the same as it was with the previous Windows IoT Enterprise release. There are three pricing models: Entry, Value and High-End, depending on the processor the OS will run on. Microsoft released and regularly updates a processor list where you can find the latest processor models and define in which category they belong.

  • MUT-00013 Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2019 LTSC – High End
  • MUU-00005 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2019 LTSC – Value
  • MUV-00005 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2019 LTSC – Entry
  • 6F6-00036 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – SAC – High End
  • 6F6-00037 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – SAC – Value
  • 6F6-00038 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – SAC – Entry

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB & CBB

Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB version at the end of July 2016. The 2016 LTSB version is based on the Anniversary Update of the classic Windows 10 and includes some new embedded features in the IoT versions. Also the IoT version is now available with Current Branch for Business (CBB) servicing model allowing for more frequent feature updates. The CBB version also includes all standard applications from classic Windows like the Edge Browser or the Windows Store application. Also included are Cortana and Windows Hello.

UPDATE (October 2018): Windows 10 IoT Enterprise CBB was renamed to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC – part numbers are still the same!

License Upgrade

Customers will be able to upgrade their Windows 10 IoT 2015 LTSB license to the 2016 LTSB or CBB version with a free field upgrade (COA costs may apply). It is also possible to do a field upgrade from any other embedded system to the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB or CBB version.

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Keyboard Filter

One of the new features is the Keyboard Filter. We already know the filter from Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro but with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB & CBB the Keyboard Filter is back. The configuration of this feature can be done via PowerShell (WMI) or the Embedded Configuration Manager (ECM) from Elbacom.

New Pricing

With anniversary update of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Microsoft switched to a value-based pricing model aligned to computing capability. This model replaces the “Retail or Thin Client” SKU for POS devices or separate SKUs for tablets. With the new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB or CBB version it depends on the CPU you are using. There are three different SKUs for the LTSB and three different SKUs for the CBB version. The same model has been introduced for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB.

Please contact us for the latest processor placemat list.

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 licenses

The “High-End” SKU is for devices that contain an Intel Core i7, Intel XEON or selected AMD FX models. The “Value” SKU is for devices with a CPUs such as the Intel Core i3, i5 or AMD R-Series, A10, A8 and the rest of the FX models.

The “Entry” SKU is for devices with a very low computing capability and CPU models like Intel Atom or selected Celeron and AMD E1, E2, A4, A6 or G-series. The “Entry” SKU has the lowest price, whereas the “High-End” SKU has the highest price. The “Value” SKUs price lies in between the two.

  • 6EU-00034 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2016 LTSB – High End
  • 6EU-00035 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2016 LTSB – Value
  • 6EU-00036 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2016 LTSB – Entry
  • 6F6-00036 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – SAC – High End
  • 6F6-00037 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – SAC – Value
  • 6F6-00038 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – SAC – Entry

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB

Value Based Pricing editions:

  • 6EU-00124 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2015 LTSB – High End
  • 6EU-00125 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2015 LTSB – Value
  • 6EU-00126 – Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – 2015 LTSB – Entry

Availability and Support

License Available End of Mainstream Support End of Extended Support
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB (category based) 31.07.2017 2020 2025
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB (value based) 31.07.2025 2020 2025
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB 31.07.2026 2021 2026
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC 01.10.2028 2023 2028
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 5 years after release 10 years after release