US-Cert warns of end support of Windows Server 2003




US-Cert has warned that companies and organizations from 14 July next year Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Server 2003. This will allow users of the server OS from that date no longer receive security updates.

Besides stopping the deployment of security updates Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows Server 2003. It will also software due to the end of the “product lifecycle” no longer be updated. Servers after July 14, 2015 continue to run on Windows Server 2003 are therefore more vulnerable. US-Cert encourages businesses and organizations to launch in time to migrate to newer operating systems or to opt for software running in cloud platforms.

According to figures from Microsoft turned in July of this year worldwide still about 12 million physical servers a version of Windows Server 2003. The software giant has on its website an information section devoted where users are helped by the outdated operating system on its way to migrate to include Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft System Center 2012. The cloud platform Azure is mentioned as a possible alternative


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