If you are running Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 in your business' data centre or server room, then you may already be aware that changes are coming.
The scheduled end of extended support for the Windows Server 2008 is January 14, 2020.
End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance.
On-premises Windows servers (Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2) will be losing support in these key ways:
Put simply, without the automatic support updates, any security vulnerabilities found in these servers will not be addressed, leaving the doors open and legacy users exposed to targeted attacks by opportunistic cyber criminals.
In the past when an announcement like this was made, some organisations choose to keep running their servers without support, patches or updates. However, with cyber crime and malware on the rise, the risk and potential cost is simply too great.
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