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Windows Server 2003 End of Support and What You Need To Know

Windows 2003 Server End of Support and What You Need To Know

In less than week, Windows Server 2003 end of support will happen.  Unfortunately, many organizations are still running Windows Server 2003 but here is some information you need know.

Many companies see a Windows Server 2003 migration as a daunting task however with proper planning, it is a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know. In a recent release, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has estimated that there were over 12 million servers running Windows 2003 back in 2014.

Two of the biggest issues with companies not upgrading their Windows Server 2003 is budgeting constraints or compatibility issues with legacy applications. Companies can continue to run Windows Server 2003 past the end-of-support date however there will be an increase in cybersecurity risks.

There is good news, if you need to upgrade from Windows Server 2003, it can be planned out properly and take into account your budget and compatibility issues. In most cases when there is a legacy issue, it can be as upgrading to application or software.

It is important that the end of Windows 2003 Server support comes with some serious issues such as security issues, bug fixes and compatibility issues. With a server upgrade companies can now access newer versions of Windows Server, virtualization and even migrating to the cloud.

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