Microsoft Ends Support Next Year for Windows Server 2003

Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Server 2003 operating system on July 14, 2015. After this date, this product will no longer receive:

  • Security patches that help protect PCs from harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software
  • Assisted technical support from Microsoft
  • Software and content updates

End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance. As of July of 2014, there were 12 million physical servers worldwide still running Windows Server 2003.

Computers running Windows Server 2003 will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risk of viruses and other security threats. Users of Windows Server 2003 should begin looking at what they’re up against in terms of migrating by next July.

Read the full story online including some suggestions for preparing the migration.


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