Windows Server 2008 Approaches End of Life

Windows Server 2008 Approaches End of Life

After July 9, 2019, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 as it reaches end of extended support. 

What does this mean?

After this date, vulnerabilities that are discovered in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will no longer be fixed, and over the weeks and months that follow, it will expose the infrastructure to significant risk, as attackers develop exploits for security holes they know will remain unpatched.

Unlike workstations, servers are used continuously round the clock causing them to wear out much faster, and without adequate planning and budgets, businesses are at risk when it comes to replacing these servers.

What should I do?

We recommend that businesses running on Windows Server 2008 upgrade to the latest Windows Server 2016. Upgrading your server is quite a complex task, and usually involves new hardware requiring planning to minimise downtime on your IT infrastructure and your business.

Find out more

To find out more about the servers you are running, infrastructure requirements for upgrading to Windows Server 2016, contact an infrastructure specialist at MMRIT.

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