If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Well, if you’re running Windows Server 2003, because your software will no longer be supported by the manufacturer.

Even if your systems still seem to be operating smoothly, it’s important to realise that there will no longer be any software updates or patches from Microsoft. That means your IT network could become vulnerable to attack – and it’s an issue that’s only going to become worse.

How to find out if you still use Windows 2003 Server?

Simply do the following:

  1. Log on to your server
  2. Click start
  3. Click system
  4. It will now list information about your server and will specify what OS it is running

If you are still unsure about how to identify if your business runs Windows Server 2003, Riverbank will help you find out free of charge. Contact us on 01235 823 130 or email enquiries@riverbank.co.uk.

What’s the next step regarding Windows 2003 end of life?

You have two choices if you’re still running Server 2003.

  1. Upgrade your existing hardware to a newer version of Windows Server, 2008 or 2012. This will ensure your server is properly supported in future and means your network is protected by Microsoft’s patches and updates. Riverbank can help supply you with a server under market value.
  2. Grab the opportunity to migrate your business to the Cloud. Then you won’t need a physical server in your office and you won’t need to worry about support and security updates any more.

We can host your entire network in our own safe, secure, cutting edge Cloud Environment, providing  IT as a service you pay for monthly. You get all the benefits of the Cloud but you don’t have to manage everything yourself. All you do is hand everything over to us and relax.