For our San Francisco Bay Area clients, we are in the processing of migrating those clients that are still on Windows Server 2003 on to newer Windows Server Operating. If you have not heard yet, Microsoft will no longer support Windows Server 2003 after July of this year. For many business owners, you may not be aware of what is under the trunk of your network, but if you still are using Windows Server 2003, this is what this means is.
- Microsoft will no longer provide security updates. Makes your network more vulnerable to security issues. Last year they released 37 critical updates for Windows Server 2003.
- Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for it.
Last year Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows XP but it is estimated that 18% of desktops are still using Windows XP.
With Windows Server, we are recommending and making a more aggressive push to migrate off of it because it is a more critical piece to a clients network.
Please contact us to learn best practices for migrating off of Windows Server 2003.
Here is a quick video from Microsoft with an overview about this: