Q: As an MSP business owner, I know Windows Server 2003 end of life (EOL) is coming up fast. The end of support is only a month away, and I haven’t heard a peep from some of my small business customers. How can I get them to take this problem seriously?
Unfortunately, the Windows Server 2003 end of life is as dramatic as it sounds. It’s literally the end of support for this Microsoft product. That’s why it’s so important for your customers to understand the consequences of running Windows Server 2003 after July 14.
That said, it’s no surprise to us that they’re not rushing to reach out to you for help yet because they’re not aware of what’s happening or things are working fine for them. Windows Server 2003 is 13 years old, but 61 percent of businesses are still running at least one instance of it within their networks. But there are a number of problems your customers face if they fail to migrate off Windows Server 2003 soon.