Windows Server 2003 – End of Support – 7-14-15

July 14, 2015 marks a major transition, this is the date Microsoft stops releasing critical patches and officially ends support for Windows Server 2003. While this date may seem distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto Windows Server 2012 R2.

Just to be clear, End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003 means:2003-EOL-1a

We urge you to start your planning to migrate off of Windows Server 2003 and onto a platform that will provide you the security and reliability that you’ve experienced over the last decade with Windows Server 2003, with the added value of the features now included in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Delaying will only create additional expenses, and ‘rigging’ your environments to detect intrusion, inclusion of more advanced firewalls, network segmentation, and so on, to simply isolate Windows Server 2003 servers will only result in an environment that costs more, and is still out of compliance, and out of date. Not to mention the maintenance costs for aging hardware… you’re just delaying your opportunity to transform.

Now is the time to act.

Contact TECHLINQ to learn how we can help:


and catalog software and workloads running on Windows Server 2003/R2.



Assess your inventory. Categorize and analyze the applications and workloads you cataloged based on factors that will help you make informed choices about priorities and urgency.


Target the right migration destination for each application and workload. Take the opportunity to learn how you can transform your environment with the robust capabilities and services offered in Windows Server 2012 R2. Different workloads and applications logically lead to certain configurations. Your choice will be driven by factors such as speed, ease of migration, cost, and desired functionality.


Migrate. Make a plan and begin to migrate. To help you plan, TECHLINQ will be happy to discuss migration options and how you can transform your environment more efficiently and with minimal disruption.


Please contact us to get more information and set up an appointment today.

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