…but we’ve got you covered.

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end all support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.  

So what does this mean to you and your practice?

From this date Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance for any version of server 2008. This means Microsoft will no longer improve the product, accept warranty claims or provide non-security fixes – this is known as mainstream support. End of support also means the end of vital security updates for any version of Server 2008. These security updates are critical to your business security and compliance issues and falling behind can put your applications and businesses at risk.

What is a senior server?

If you’re running Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, these versions are reaching the end of their support lifecycle and are now classed as senior servers. Unfortunately, this means no further security updates and reduced maintenance options for servers reaching the end of their life. 

How do I find out if I have a senior server?

We’ve got you covered. This month we are running a health check for senior servers – we’re here to help you migrate & update. Our team are on hand to support you through the upgrade process and ensure the continued protection of your infrastructure and applications. 

Don’t let your practice go unprotected

We’re here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation. 

By retiring your senior server your practice will also benefit from: 

  • The ability to reference more memory (Server 2008 R2 standard is limited to 32GB)  
  • Vastly improved security features including Advanced Threat Protection.  
  • Attaining higher compatibility with newer applications. 

What happens next?

You will be contacted by your Account Manager to discuss your upgrade or you can contact us directly to arrange your health check by emailing us at sales.emea@covetrus.com or on 0131 311 5540. 

Where can I go to find out more?

Get in touch with your account manager at sales.emea@covetrus.com or give us a call on 0131 311 5540. 

For further details from Microsoft visit:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-2008 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-2008