On the heels of the Windows XP EOL alarm, comes another headache for IT staff – the EOL of Support for Windows Server 2003. In keeping with the sunset dates for its operating systems, Microsoft won’t issue security patches for this server after July 14, 2015.
If you’re one of those companies which are subject to legal or industry regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and you are running any part of your systems on Windows Server 2003 – guess what? You’ll be out of compliance because you’re required to run only supported servers. Continue reading