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Windows 7: Windows 2000 Server Approaching End of Life

14 Jan 2010   #1

 
Windows 2000 Server Approaching End of Life

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Danger, Will Robinson! If you’ve got machines still running Windows 2000 Server in your enterprise, your robot will be blaring this warning ever more urgently the closer we get to July 13, 2010. That’s the end-of-support date for the Windows 2000 Server platform. Folks still running Windows 2000 after this date will be doing so without security hotfixes, patches or service packs.

Keeping your corporate infrastructure, data and especially customer or partner data safe is a key requirement to stay within regulatory compliance requirements. But it also means:

Staying competitive: Move to the latest business software and the best tools for your workers, and use R2’s in-box virtualization suite to deliver those resources to your users and customers easily and with the ability to quickly respond to changing requirements and workloads.

Saving IT costs: Using in-box virtualization to consolidate server sprawl as well as new power saving features that extend from the server to the desktop, Windows Server 2008 R2 can save you significant power and cooling costs both in the data center and the office.

Easily Manage Your Network: The Windows Server family has significantly decreased the complexity of managing your infrastructure. New console UIs have been coupled with new wizards to give IT generalists the lowest learning curve possible for managing their servers. And new features like PowerShell 2.0 give Windows Server 2008 R2 administrators a simple and powerful toolkit for IT administration building custom management tools.

That said, migrating servers is no one’s idea of a party. If you’re worried about your migration project generating migraines, make sure you leverage all the resources Microsoft is making available to Windows 2000 Server end of lifers:

Your first stop should be the Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center, a new site loaded with migration planning and technical tools. Check out the Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Paths as well as the Windows Server Migration Tools, the Assessment and Planning Toolkit and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. The site also has great guidance on migration planning as well as technical guidance on migrating specific server roles.

Look for more tools and guidance around Windows 2000 Server end of life in the coming months, both here and on www.microsoft.com/windowsserver.

Oliver Rist



Sr. Product Manager

Windows Server Marketing

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19 Jan 2010   #2

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I used 2k Server to host a site & run a ConferenceRoom IRC/java server, & hosted services with about 5-6 networked leaf servers. Ahh the memories.
Crashed the whole lot once playing Starcraft.
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19 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

@Fantail .. ahhh been there but we won’t talk about that.

Windows 2000 Server end-of-life is hard in the Crop world. With so many servers and so many special applications finding the money to replace all the Windows 2000 Server installs is near impossible. We only have 8 Windows 2000 Server left to replace. These last 8 are the most expensive to replace because of the applications running on them. Upper management has said with the economy the way it is the 1.6 million to replace these 8 servers is hard to come by even though these are mission critical systems. We still have millions of dollars the future budget for replacement of our Windows Server 2003 machines, the end-of-life for them is coming up fast. I am sure by the time we get there it will cost twice as much and they will have cut the budget in half so we will be in the same situation as we are now. Ugh!
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19 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
@Fantail .. ahhh been there but we won’t talk about that.

Windows 2000 Server end-of-life is hard in the Crop world. With so many servers and so many special applications finding the money to replace all the Windows 2000 Server installs is near impossible. We only have 8 Windows 2000 Server left to replace. These last 8 are the most expensive to replace because of the applications running on them. Upper management has said with the economy the way it is the 1.6 million to replace these 8 servers is hard to come by even though these are mission critical systems. We still have millions of dollars the future budget for replacement of our Windows Server 2003 machines, the end-of-life for them is coming up fast. I am sure by the time we get there it will cost twice as much and they will have cut the budget in half so we will be in the same situation as we are now. Ugh!
I feel your pain...IT budgets are always one of the first to be siphoned...

...and then we take the heat firsthand when an outdated unsupported system that we couldn't afford to replace that THEY KNEW ABOUT TO BEGIN WITH gets cracked and the company looses millions cause of it
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19 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
@Fantail .. ahhh been there but we won’t talk about that.

Windows 2000 Server end-of-life is hard in the Crop world. With so many servers and so many special applications finding the money to replace all the Windows 2000 Server installs is near impossible. We only have 8 Windows 2000 Server left to replace. These last 8 are the most expensive to replace because of the applications running on them. Upper management has said with the economy the way it is the 1.6 million to replace these 8 servers is hard to come by even though these are mission critical systems. We still have millions of dollars the future budget for replacement of our Windows Server 2003 machines, the end-of-life for them is coming up fast. I am sure by the time we get there it will cost twice as much and they will have cut the budget in half so we will be in the same situation as we are now. Ugh!
I feel your pain...IT budgets are always one of the first to be siphoned...

...and then we take the heat firsthand when an outdated unsupported system that we couldn't afford to replace that THEY KNEW ABOUT TO BEGIN WITH gets cracked and the company looses millions cause of it
@Zidane24 - You have it CORRECT! I can tell you have been there. Even though we are never supposed to talk about it we have been cracked before but that was years ago so the CFO, CTO and CIO have all long gone and the new ones don't remember, care or care to hear about it in our plea for money. -- wish I could add some REP
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