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1 People do business. We make it work. T: E: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Life – What do I do now? October 2014

2 People do business. We make it work. Windows 2003 End of Life Mainstream support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Operating System ended in July 2010 and extended support will end in July Organisations still reliant on Windows 2003 should actively consider their strategy for Windows Server 2003 end of life.

3 People do business. We make it work. Key Strategic Drivers Application compatibility Withdrawal of vendor support Performance and functionality Security, compliance and corporate risk Aging underlying hardware Escalating overall support costs No further service packs, security updates or patches

4 People do business. We make it work. Domain Controllers File and Print Servers (including clustering) Infrastructure Services (DHCP, DNS, IIS, NPS, WSUS) Running ancillary services (SCCM DP, Backups, ISA, Anti-Virus, etc.) Running application services (Exchange, COTS) Running database services (SQL) Running Remote Desktops including Citrix Where might I be running Windows 2003? Windows 2003

5 People do business. We make it work. How do I approach the challenge? RAG report Migration options Costs 2. Analysis1. Discovery3. Delivery Existing inventory tools Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit Workshops Execute proposal

6 People do business. We make it work. Migrate Option 1: What are my options? Harden current 2003 environment Networking Virtualisation Firewalls Migrate to supported OS (2008 R2 or 2012 R2) Migrate to supported application versions Migrate on-premise or to a cloud platform (SCC, Microsoft Azure) RECOMMENDED Harden Option 2:

7 People do business. We make it work. What next? Contact SCC for further details: Your SCC Account Manager or visit

8 People do business. We make it work.


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