On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 reached the end of its very long life. The “End of Life” of Windows Server 2003 refers to Microsoft’s discontinuation of support for this now outdated platform, however many people do not realize the full impact this will cause.
According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2003 accounted for 39% of all Windows servers in use at the time the End of Life was enacted, with an estimated 9.4 million servers existing in North America alone.
So what does this mean for companies still using Windows Server 2003 as their primary server?
Read on to learn the risks faced by those who have not yet made the switch over to another server and how to make the transition away from Windows Server 2003 as smooth as possible for your individual company.