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Still using Windows Server 2012? – You are at risk

14 February, 2023

If your organization is still running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, it is crucial to be aware of the risks involved. Microsoft’s extended support for these operating systems will cease on Tuesday, October 10th. This means that if you continue using Server 2012, you are now exposed to potential vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend taking immediate action to upgrade to a current Microsoft Operating System to ensure the security and stability of your servers.

Once the End of Support is reached, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or release bug fixes for newly discovered issues that could impact the usability or stability of your servers. This poses a significant risk to organizations still relying on Windows Server 2012. There are several reasons why continuing to use Windows Server 2012 puts your organization at risk.

Security Patches and Bug Fixes

The lack of support means that Microsoft will no longer release security patches or bug fixes for this operating system. Without these essential updates, your systems will be vulnerable to new malware and cyberattacks, exposing your organization to potential breaches.

Performance Issues

Using an outdated operating system increases the likelihood of compatibility issues with third-party software. As these software applications continue to update and evolve, they may no longer be compatible with Windows Server 2012, leading to performance issues and potential disruptions to your operations.

To address these risks, Microsoft advises administrators to upgrade to Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2019. By migrating to the latest versions, you can ensure that your servers receive ongoing bug fixes and security updates, keeping your systems protected and optimized.

If you require assistance in planning your upgrade or have any questions regarding the process, we are here to help. Our team can provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition to a current Microsoft Operating System. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to secure the future of your IT infrastructure.

14 February, 2023