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End of Support of Windows Server 2003

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2003 (inclusive of 2003/R2) will go out of support on 14 July 2015, which means Microsoft will not provide updates, patches and security fixes for Windows Server 2003 from that day onwards. Microsoft said in the announcement, “Get started now in moving away from Windows Server 2003.  It officially dies July 14, 2015”.

Circulars have been sent to departments earlier in November 2014 and June 2015 requesting them to take necessary actions to move away from Windows Server 2003 before the end of support date since running unsupported server products will expose the University to critical information security risk.  All servers running Windows Server 2003 will be disabled from the campus network after 14 July 2015.

In case you have any questions on the above, please feel to contact us at ithelp@hku.hk.

 

K C Chang
Systems Team
Tel: 3917 7972
Email: kcchang@hku.hk