With the end of life support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015 rapidly approaching, now is the time to start planning your migration process. According to a recent study, about 61 percent of businesses are still using Windows Server 2003. If you are one of these here are some thing you need to know.
What happens to Windows Server 2003 after EOL on July 14th 2015?
No More Updates – Microsoft released over 14 critical updates in 2014 for Windows Server 2003/R2 under the Extended Support. No updates will be developed or released after July 14th 2015
No Compliance - After July 14th 2015 all Windows Server 2003 users risk compliance regulation problems and increased security threats.
No Applications Support - Certain server “applications” on these operating systems may also have their support ended after July 14th 2015. This is including, but not limited to all Microsoft applications.
The four step process in this link below will help you to analyze your Windows Server 2003 workloads and generate a summary report showing recommendations and relevant Microsoft partner offerings.