Windows Server 2003 End Of Support

  • As of July 14, 2015, there is no Windows Server 2003 support, and no updates or patches to combat security issues.

    Why You Should Upgrade
    Windows Server 2012 is redefining server value and accessibility for customers. Build at your site and in the cloud's many servers creating personalized work environments accessible anytime from anywhere on any device.
  • Upgrading can actually save you money and you benefit from:
    • A modern environment with new and enhanced features
    • A dynamic data center
    • Cloud infrastructure with secure and scalable workloads
    • Flexible networks and storage

More About Microsoft Windows Servers

  • 2008 R2

    Robust foundation for application management

    Web and virtualization technologies. Processor + CAL

  • 2012 R2 Standard

    Low Density or non-virtualized environments

    Full Server Functionality with two virtual instances. Processor + CAL

  • 2012 R2 Essentials

    Cloud-connected for small business environments

    One virtual instance, 25 user limit, Maximum two processors

  • 2012 R2 Foundation

    Economical, general purpose

    No virtualization rights, 15-user limit, maximum one processor

Windows Product Edition Comparison
FEATURES Server 2003 R2 Server 2008 R2 Server 2012
Enterprise-class scale and performance      
Shared-nothing live migration      
Hyper-V network virtualization      
Hyper-V replica      
Low-cost, highly available file-based storage      
Windows powershell 3.0      
Hybrid applications      
Multitentant high-density websites      
Simplified feature-rich virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)      
Dynamic access control      

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