After July 14, 2015 Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy. Needless to say, waiting until the last minute to perform your Windows Server 2003 migration is a risky proposition.

Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life Server Options

Staying Put:
Even though there exists a reluctance to migrate from a currently stable Windows Server 2003 environment due to fear of incompatibilities between 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, remaining on a server platform with no further security updates puts your business at risk and would be considered reckless unless you have no other option.

Migrate and Upgrade:
The best option is to start planning a migration now. Your migration plan should include a complete project scope for resource allocation of programmers and testers, capacity and performance planning, timelines and budgets.

Waiting for a last minute upgrade migration usually results in unforeseen problems in application functionality or stability. So the more time you have to implement your migration the better chance of resolving these issues without impacting your business.

In summary, plan well in advance for successful migration, create a thorough project plan, and don’t wait till the last minute implement your plan.

If you need any assistance with planning or performing your migration, please contact InetServices Customer Support.