Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Support


July 14, 2015 marks the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003/R2. Whilst 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 relying on Windows Server 2003 into Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure.


Just to be clear, End of Support for Windows Server 2003 means:

  • No updates – These will be developed or released after the end of support
  • No compliance – Lack of compliance with standards and regulations can be devastating
  • No safe haven – Virtualised and physical instances of Windows Server 2003 will be vulnerable

We urge you to start your planning to migrate from Windows Server 2003 and onto a platform that will provide you with 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, as well as the hybrid opportunities available to you with Microsoft Azure.

Delaying migration will only create additional expenses, now is the time to act!

Start your planning and migration today – Contact GCC – Your local Microsoft partner.

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