Frequently Asked Questions for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019


What is Windows 10 IoT Enterprise?

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is the most complete version of the operating system based on the Windows 10 kernel with advanced security and administration features. Since Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is technically identical to Windows 10 Enterprise, the device manufacturer and end user can use the same tools to manage and administer both personal computers (laptops) and specialized devices. But it should be noted that the licensing and distribution of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Windows 10 Enterprise are different. Additionally, it should be noted that Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is available in LTSC and SAC variants.

What’s new in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019?

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 is a new step in the development of the proven Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. The following functions have been added to the functionality already existing in the previous Windows 10 IoT Enterprise:

»10 year LTSC level support
»Support Azure IoT Device Management
»Supports Windows AI Platform for Azure IoT Edge
»Improved Assigned Access

More about the new features of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019

Where is Windows 10 IoT Enterprise used?

Embedded operating systems are designed to create various highly specialized devices. The main differences of highly specialized devices from universal devices include:

»One or more applications required for the device to function can work on the device. Restrictions must be configured via Assigned Access or Shell Launcher features.

»The device is ready to use right out of the box. The OS has already been configured.

»Unnecessary functions, ports and peripherals are blocked at the program level.

»Device manufacturer provides full technical support for the device.

»The manufacturer distributes Windows 10 IoT Enterprise only with a ready-made device in the pre-installed form.

What is the level of service support for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise?

For Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 there are two options for LTSC and SAC service support.

LTSC (Long Term Service Channel) – the most popular option for highly specialized devices. As part of the 10-year LTSC support for the operating system, only security updates are released. Functional updates that add various new functions to the operating system or interface changes within LTSC are not released.

SAC (Semi-Annual Channel) is an analogue of desktop OS for workstations. Demanded in specific scenarios when you need an EDGE browser, Cortana voice assistant or Windows Store. For SAC, both security updates and major functional updates are issued 2 times a year.

Licensing of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019

The licensing model for the new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 is similar to the licensing of previous versions and is optimized as much as possible for device manufacturers. The cost of the license depends on the type of processor used in the device. The simpler and weaker the processor, the cheaper the license. The list of processors listed in the licensing table. If the table does not have your processor – you need to purchase a High End license.

What are the key benefits?

»2-3 times cheaper than desktop Windows 10 due to the nature of licensing

»Full compatibility with applications and devices for Windows 10

»Not updated without user permission, does not receive automatic updates

»Protected from unwanted actions by personnel or intruders

»Price depends on the processor model in the device

»Microsoft technical support until 2028 (guaranteed 10 years after the release of the new version)

»Ready distribution – save on employee training and build your own image

»You can enable a telemetry zero level at which the OS does not send personal data.

System Requirements for Windows 10 IoT Enterprice

The system requirements for Windows 10 IoT are given in the detailed description on the Microsoft website.

System requirements


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