Server 2003 ends with a bang, not a whimper

July Patch Tuesday saw the last time that Microsoft will release fixes for its now unsupported Windows Server 2003 operating system, and presumably those organizations that have procrastinated up to now will be motivated to get on the ball and make the transition to a newer OS.

Upgrading client machines can be enough of a challenge, but many IT pros avoid like the plague making major changes to their servers, since the greater level of complexity makes it more likely that something might go wrong, and the mission critical nature of most servers means down time can have a huge negative impact on overall business productivity.

Sometimes, though, you just have to bite the bullet and take the plunge. Lack of security updates going forward is a very powerful reason to do it now, especially considering potential liability in the case of a breach.

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