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10 Keys To Upgrading Windows Server 2003

What's the Windows Server 2003 migration plan for your customers? Make sure these 10 things are on your to-do list.

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Cost Of Doing Nothing

For the laggards, Microsoft sells after-retirement support contracts, called "Custom Support," with the caveat that those businesses must have a plan to totally eradicate the unsupported product.

The estimated cost of those extended support options start at $600 per server, per year, with costs escalating each year thereafter. Custom support is also limited to security patches rated by Microsoft at its highest level of "critical."

Postponing a Windows Server 2003 migration is just delaying the inevitable, and missing the deadline could have crippling consequences.

This is the first in a series of articles around Windows 2003 end-of-life issues.

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