How Does Windows Server 2003 Support End?

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When does Windows Server 2003 support end? How will that happen? What to do when the support ends?

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How Does Windows Server 2003 Support End?


Microsoft ended its support for Windows Server 2003 on 15th July 2015. Therefore, this operating system no longer gets security patches that help defend PCs from harmful spyware, viruses, and other malicious software helped technical support from Microsoft, software & content updates. All software products have a lifecycle.

As of July 2014, there were twelve million physical servers global still running Windows Server 2003.

Therefore it is better to upgrade or migrate to the version its next versions. We can get Windows Server 2008 and 2012 either on the Internet or from the online stores. Also, we can buy them in the authorized stores.

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How Does Windows Server 2003 Support End?


The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is a server operating system released on April 24, 2003 created by Microsoft. It included several features of Microsoft Windows XP and is the successor to Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 was released to manufacturing on December 6, 2005, the updated version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008, the successor to Microsoft Windows Server 2003, was released on February 4, 2008. The kernel used in Windows Server 2003 was later adopted in the development of Microsoft Windows Vista. On July 14, 2015, Microsoft has ended support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. After this date, the product or operating system will no longer receive the following updates:

  • Software and content updates
  • Security patches that help protect computers from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software
  • Assisted technical support from Microsoft

As of July 2014, there were about 12 million physical servers worldwide still running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

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