On July 14th 2015, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will reach its End of Life, but what exactly does this mean for users?

What does end of support mean

 

For customers still running Windows Server 2003 support ends, meaning they will no longer receive regular system updates, security patches, or hot fixes from Microsoft. This could leave customers IT infrastructure exposed to serious security threats and compliance failures.

The End of life notice was published long ago, but thousands of older servers across the UK remain on 2003 today.

Time is running out to do something, but there are still things that can be done to protect unsupported customers. Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 is the most robust option, but Windows Server 2008 provides some breathing space if WS2012 is not an option.

We can help with the provision of licensing support, migration support and replacement platforms, including the deployment of customer apps to Windows Azure

View IDC’s white paper on Windows Server 2003 EOL here.

For more information please contact licensing@scc.com

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This needn’t be a negative for your business. This is the perfect opportunity to refresh your software, with updated and upgraded licencing and software to enhance productivity