It’s dead in April folks.

On September 25, 2013, in news, by

Information about SBS 2003 Product Support Lifecycle – The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:

Dudes, just say that April 8, 2014 it’s in effect dead because Exchange … you know the main reason we’re still running it… is when it goes out of support.


4 Responses to It’s dead in April folks.

  1. Rick says:

    Unless I’m misunderstanding something, I disagree.

    Do you know the last time MS pushed out an update to Exchange 2003? I think it’s been several years. They don’t even update the IMF file anymore. So nothing will really change relative to it.

    What’s important are updates to Server itself, which look to continue for nearly another two years.

  2. Bob Haley says:

    susan, your thoughts please!

    how does that effect obtaining a license – such as in the case that a server physically breaks, and requires replacement, reinstallation or restoration from an image (such as ShadowProtect)?

    i have several SBS2003 installations (full licenses) that are still running on the original hardware.

    the customers are hardly in a position to upgrade to newer hardware or server OS, as the recession gutted their business. they are barely at a third of their former employee count.

    thank you.

  3. Rick says:

    One more try with this:

    But that version of Exchange hasn’t seen updates in years. Even IMF spam updates were discontinued this year. So the situation with Exchange doesn’t exactly change.

    Server itself won’t go out until sometime in 2016.

  4. Rick says:

    Correction: Meant to say 2015 (July, specifically).