OEM Policy Document (OPD) Resource Center

Created Date: 2020-01-27 |  Last Modified: 2021-09-21

Applies to: TVO, Named, Direct Embedded / IoT OEM, Embedded and IoT Distributor, Indirect Embedded IoT OEM

Added new section for Windows 11 and links to our OEM Policy Document (OPD) for Windows 11.

Update Summary – May 28, 2021

Update – We have added a new Windows 10, version 21H1 section with links to a new OEM Policy Document (ODP) for Windows 10, version 21H1.

Update Summary – December 15, 2020

Added links to our OEM Policy Document (OPD) for Windows 10, Version 20H2 for System Builders files.

Update Summary – September 28, 2020

Added links to the new OEM Policy Document (OPD) for Windows 10, Version 20H2 and Windows 10 20H2 OEM License Addendum N.

Update Summary – May 5, 2020

We have added new documents for Windows 10 20H1 - version 2004.

Update Summary – February 12, 2020

Page update with Customer License Agreement (CLA) clarification.


This page contains the Windows OEM Policy Document (OPD) for Windows Releases. The OPD lists requirements for all OEMs with a Global Partner Agreement (GPA) and Customer License Agreement (CLA) with Microsoft, who customize and distribute Windows. This OPD remains in place until another version is published with the next Windows Release.

Starting with the Windows 10 19H1 version of the OPD, you will also see the IoT Enterprise requirements. These can be found toward the beginning of the document in the section "Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Specific Policy Locations".


Windows 11

Windows 10 21H1 – version 21H1

Windows 10 20H2 - version 20H2 

Windows 10 20H1 - version 2004

Windows 10 19H2 - version 1909

Windows 10 19H1 - version 1903

Windows 10 RS5 - version 1809

Windows 10 RS4 - version 1803

Windows 10 RS3 - version 1709 / Fall Creators Update