After July 14th, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your data center, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. It is very important that you migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows Server 2012. Customers moving to a modern operating system will achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business.
What should you do?
It means you should take action, as Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows Server 2003. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. Servers running Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015, should not be considered protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system – such as Windows Server 2012 – so you can receive regular security updates to protect your server from malicious attacks.
How do I migrate off Windows Server 2003?
There are many options for small and medium businesses. If your current server meets the system requirements, you can upgrade to Windows Server 2012. If your server does not meet system requirements, consider purchasing a new server with Windows Server 2012, offering the latest productivity and collaboration tools.
Please contact ASK Technologies, Inc., your Microsoft Certified Partner, to understand the best options to meet your business needs.