Prepare for the death of Windows Server 2012 & R2

Prepare for the death of Windows Server 2012 & R2

It has been announced that Microsoft Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server R2 will reach their end of life by October 10, 2023.

As a business, it’s crucial to keep your IT infrastructure up-to-date and secure, and with Server 2012 R2 approaching its end-of-life date, it’s important to assess the impact this could potentially have on your organization and plan for a smooth transition to an upgraded OS. Here are some important points to consider:

  • End-of-life means Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Server 2012 R2, leaving your system vulnerable to cyber threats.
  • Upgrading to a newer version of Windows Server will ensure you continue to receive security updates and support, keeping your systems secure and reliable.
  • The process of upgrading can be complex and time-consuming, so it’s essential to plan and prepare for the migration well in advance.
  • Some applications and hardware may not be compatible with newer versions of Windows Server, so it’s important to check compatibility before upgrading.
  • A successful migration requires careful planning, testing, and execution. Consider seeking the assistance of an experienced IT professional to ensure a smooth transition.

Remember, failing to upgrade your system before end-of-life can leave your organization vulnerable to security breaches and other issues. So start planning your migration now to ensure a secure and stable IT infrastructure.

With the ever-evolving threats and updates within the technology industry, products need to be developed and altered to ensure they provide the best possible service. That’s why old products need to be decommissioned; to ensure systems are better protected using newer releases.

If you would like to find out more about Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2’s end-of-life or if you would like advice on how to deal with a product you are currently using, which is reaching its end of life soon, you can contact our team using the link here.