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Windows Server 2003 Support Ending

In just under a year, support for Windows Server 2003 will expire meaning the platform won’t receive any new updates to its operating system.

As with Windows XP, Microsoft is reducing support to some of their outdated technologies allowing them to focus their resources on current and future solutions. With Microsoft withdrawing their support of Windows Server 2003, they will not be issuing further patches or security updates from July 2015.  This will leave users of this platform vulnerable.

Many business need to be aware of the impact this can have to their organisation. If a company is found to be using an outdated operating system (such as Windows Server 2003 from July 2015), it could mean that they are in breach of data regulations and so won’t be PCI compliant.

Although the support to Windows Server 2003 won’t be withdrawn until next year, businesses should start to review the migration process to a more modern platform (such Windows Server 2012) now.  The transition can be a time consuming process, therefore businesses should start to migrate as soon as possible to ensure they are up and running before their support stops.

If you would like help with this migration process, and to discuss the requirements of Windows Server 2012, please contact us and speak to one of our IT Consultants.

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