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In contrast to Windows 10 Professional, which has continual updates with new feature implementations resulting in security gaps as weak points vulnerable to attacks by hackers, Microsoft is deliberately introducing slimmed-down releases with LTSB, which have 10-year security updates. There are several good reasons for companies to buy Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB.
What does “LTSB” stand for?
LTSB stands for “Long-Term Servicing Branch” and is an update channel specially reserved for business clients with long-term support (5 years mainstream + 5 years extended support). Unlike the Professional Version, LTSB is rolled out without preinstalled apps (e.g. Cortana, Edge browser, telemetry data recording).
A version is now installed, which, unlike Windows Professional, only has security updates and doesn’t have feature updates.
Microsoft promises to publish new releases every 2-3 years. LTSB has recently been renamed “LTSC” (Long-Term Servicing Channel) and published it as Version 2019.
For which application purposes is Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB suitable?
Microsoft recommends this slimmed-down system for special scenarios, such as system controls, ATMs or cash systems. But there are also some companies which quite deliberately rely on LTSB versions for their user devices.
There are no driver updates and therefore no new hardware components can be used. Please always test whether your hardware is supported on a test system in advance. The Software ReUse Team will be happy to help you.
What versions of LTSB exist?
Used Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB may be purchased in Version 2015 and 2016. LTSB has been renamed LTSC since Version 2019.
How can a used Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB licence be purchased?
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB can only be purchased in volume licence agreements, e.g. Select and Enterprise Agreement. The purchase of a used licence, with the same rights of use as a new licence, is much simpler and more affordable.
How is Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB licensed?
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB is always licensed by device. This means you have to acquire a licence for each installed device.
Downgrade and down-edition rights:
All LTSB versions can also be installed as older Windows versions, e.g. Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise. However, they can also be installed as Windows 10 Professional by virtue of down-edition rights.
Advantages and disadvantages of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB licence compared to Windows 10 Pro licence
- A stable, slimmed-down version
- Lower administrative expenditure because of fewer different releases
- Security updates and bug fixes included
- Used licence available at relatively low cost, without contract commitment and lease costs
- Down-edition right – may also be installed as Windows 10 Pro, e.g. for a mixed infrastructure
- Ideal for terminals and ATMs However, it is also used by companies for user PCs, although this is not recommended by Microsoft.
- Fewer features – no Cortana, etc. pre-installed
- No driver updates, risk of hardware incompatibilities
- No option for newer versions
- No compatibility with Office 365 from January 2020 – as an alternative we recommend Office 2016 or 2019 as the retail version.
- Careful consideration must be given to whether the version is appropriate for your IT infrastructure.
End of support for versions
|Windows Version||Mainstream-Support||Erweiterter Support|
|Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2015||13.10.2020||14.10.2025|
|Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016||12.10.2021||13.10.2026|
|Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019||09.01.2024||09.01.2029|
Conclusion: Whether licences for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB are an appropriate, affordable alternative for your company must be checked carefully based on the above criteria. As an alternative, we recommend that you consider buying Windows 10 Professional as a used licence, which has no restrictions in terms of support by comparison with a new purchase, but is significantly lower-priced. The Software ReUse Team will be happy to advise you.
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Windows 10 LTSB used licences with documentation
With Software ReUse, together with the product key of the exhausted software, you will receive detailed documentation on the arrangement of the rights of intended use. We provide you with all the information you need to prove exhaustion in the event of an audit by the software manufacturer. This also includes information on the previous acquirer and his declaration of cancellation.
We document how the software was originally put on the market, what remuneration the rights holder received for it, to what extent a right of use was granted by the rights holder and whether updates are included. Our software thus not only fulfils the requirements of the European Court of Justice (ruling C-128/11), but also the requirements set by the German Federal Court of Justice.
Proof of exhaustion
Office 2019 licences as offered by Software ReUse are exhausted software in the legal sense. After examination of the software and legally compliant transfer of the licences, the software may be sold by us. You as the buyer have the same rights as with new software. This saves you up to 75% on the new price when buying.
We buy the licences we offer from other companies that either no longer have a need for them or are changing software. These are often so-called volume licences. In this licensing model, the software is released for several workstations or computers. As a buyer of used Office 2016 licences, you do not make any concessions compared to the new product and are entitled to regular security updates and support. If you are interested, find out more about all the facts surrounding used software.
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Mag. Stefan Tauchhammer, MBA
managing director Software ReUse